Hardback, 227 pages, with 24 pages of black and white and 4 pages of colour illustrations. New
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This book tells the story of a remarkable Hastings guesthouse that around the middle of the last century was home to visiting politicians, scientists, intellectuals and radicals. It was also where the master magician Aleister Crowley, so-called ‘Wickedest Man in the World’, spent his final years, playing chess, injecting heroin and receiving an impressive cast of visitors, including Kenneth Grant, Gerald Gardner, Augustus John, James Laver and Richard Ellmann. This new limited edition of 500 has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes a frontispiece and three inserts not included in the first edition.