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“Henry Root”

Cracking obituary in the Daily Telegraph today for the author of the Henry Root letters. It begins like this:

“William Donaldson, who died on June 22 aged 70, was described by Kenneth Tynan as “an old Wykehamist who ended up as a moderately successful Chelsea pimp”, which was true, though he was also a failed theatrical impresario, a crack-smoking serial adulterer and a writer of autobiographical novels; but it was under the nom de plume Henry Root that he became best known.”

Marvelous.

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