Recent Buy - John Phillips - Bled to the Gutter
It’s a little bashed but I bought this book on the strength of the title. I picked it up at one of my favourite second hand shops - The Keel Row Bookshop in North Shields. It’s worth a visit if you are in the area.
Phillips’ biography tells stories of being a “reporter-photographer” from the mid 1940s through to the 70s mostly for Life Magazine. There are some amazing tales of wartime liberation and meeting world leaders like Tito and Kruschev. I think this book must actually have been owned by Phillips as it has the sticker inside addressed “Sender : John Phillips, 23 Via San Maurilio, Milano”…classy address John.
12th January 2013