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Life in Chelsea
Sebastian Peake

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W. H. Auden in 1937
"...Peter Ustinov lived almost next door, Carol Reed next to him, and in a building across the road, Augustus John had a studio. I used to go to visit the painter sometimes with both my parents, sometimes just my father.... Dylan Thomas, a friend of the family, would sometimes hold my hand and take me to kindergarten at the end of the road.... Dylan Thomas was not a very important part of my father's life, but one day in 1946, when asked to give a lecture at a fairly august institute in the West End, he asked my father if he could borrow one of his suits. My father obligingly lent him two to see which one fitted, but he never saw either again...."


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