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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lance Richardson Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1, 2018 ISBN: 9780525529439
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The strange, illuminative true story of Tommy Nutter, the Savile Road tailor who changed the silhouette of men’s fashion—and his rock photographer brother, David, who captured it all on film.
 
Growing up in an austere apartment above a London café that catered to truck drivers, Tommy and David Nutter seemed destined to lead a rather humble existence in post-war Britain—that is, until they found themselves unlikely protagonists in a swinging cultural revolution. In 1969, at the age of twenty-six, Tommy opened an unusual tailor’s shop on Savile Row that beguiled everyone from Mick Jagger to Twiggy, and led to his bespoke designs being immortalized on the album cover of Abbey Road. Meanwhile, his older brother David’s talent with a camera vaulted him across the Atlantic to New York, into a parallel constellation of stars—Elton John, Yoko Ono—who seemed to enjoy his dry wit almost as much as his art.
 
House of Nutter uncovers the secret history of two gay men who influenced some of the most enduring styles and pop imagery of the twentieth century. With unparalleled access to never-before-seen photographs, letters, sketches, clippings, and diaries—and drawing on interviews with more than seventy people—journalist Lance Richardson presents an unforgettable dual portrait of brothers who dreamed their way through five decades of extraordinary events, their personal struggles playing out against vivid backdrops of the Blitz, an obscenity trial, the rise of disco, and the ravages of the AIDS crisis.
 
A propulsive, deftly plotted narrative filled with rich detail and almost operatic twists, House of Nutter takes readers on a kaleidoscopic journey into the minds and times of two unsung mavericks. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Lance Richardson is a writer and journalist living in New York, originally from Sydney, Australia. His work has been published in the Guardian, the New Yorker, and more, and he also practices travel writing. Richardson has lectured at museums, spoken on ABC Radio National, and held a solo photography exhibition. He has a masters degree in longform journalism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.