Don't Tell Sybil

by George Melly
Don't Tell Sybil
  • ISBN-13: 9781900565653
  • Author(s): George Melly
  • Subject: Biography: arts & entertainment|biography & autobiography: film, television, music, theatre
  • Publisher: Atlas Press
  • Imprint: Atlas Press
  • Publication Date: 08-11-2013
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£15.00
George Melly was an unignorable figure in the more louche cultural circles in London between the 1950s and 90s. He first came to notice as a Jazz singer, notable for risque songs performed with verve rather than with great technical ability. This is a supplementary volume of autobiography which treats in more detail Melly's long-lasting attraction to Surrealism, and his friendship with the character who headed up the English Surrealist group: E.L.T. Mesens (their adventures form the core of this book - adventures which ELT was keen should not get back to Sybil, his wife).
About the book

George Melly was an unignorable figure in the more louche cultural circles in London between the 1950s and 90s. He first came to notice as a Jazz singer, notable for risque songs performed with verve rather than with great technical ability. This is a supplementary volume of autobiography which treats in more detail Melly's long-lasting attraction to Surrealism, and his friendship with the character who headed up the English Surrealist group: E.L.T. Mesens (their adventures form the core of this book - adventures which ELT was keen should not get back to Sybil, his wife).