Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant
In this autobiography, Quentin Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships. All of which he faced with humour and intelligence.
The flamboyant autobiography of the uninhibited and wonderful Quentin Crisp. Quentin Crisp was a true original. With his mauve hair and flamboyant sense of style, by the time of his death he was widely hailed as one of the great British eccentrics. An openly gay man in a less tolerant era (he once declared himself the "Stately Homo of England") he was born on Christmas Day 1908 to "middle-class, middle-brow" parents, and sent to boarding school in Derbyshire ("a cross between a monastery and a prison").