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1 Motion, Andrew The Lambert's - George, Constant and Kit
London Chatto and Windus 1986 0701127317 / 9780701127312 First Hard Near Fine Near Fine 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age toning to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xii + 388 pages. 42 illustration. Few families have had more colourful or more pervasive an influence on the arts in the 20th century than the Lamberts or led more blighted, self-destructive lives. George Lambert, the son of a Baltimore railway engineer, was born in St. Petersburg, grew up in the outback, served as a war artist in Palestine and Gallipoli, and established himself as Australia's leading painter. Immortalised by Anthony Powell in 'A Dance to the Music of Time'. His son Constant was the first English composer to be commissioned by Diaghilev, a founder of the Sadler's Wells Ballet, a champion of jazz, the quintessential Fitzrovian and Edith Sitwell's collaborator on 'Facade'. Constant's son Kit, the 'Svengali of rock and roll', managed The Who, started Britain's first successful independent record label, ruined his life with heroin and, it was rumoured, was eventually murdered. Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, presents a compelling family portrait of the three gifted, turbulent men, and a unique insight into artistic life from the turn of the century to the 1980's. 
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