James Hadfield-Hyde

Autobiography

James Hadfield-Hyde, Lust for Life James Hadfield-Hyde, Lust for Life

James Hadfield-Hyde's diaries, journals and confessions take the reader on a fascinating and compelling journey. Over the years, the British media has labelled him as a charming eccentric, a cad, a compassionate philanthropist, a womaniser and a bon vivant, all of which have more than an element of truth. His memoirs allow the reader a glimpse not only into his life, but also into the private lives of many of the rich and famous. The book also graphically illustrates the social changes Britain has undergone over the past sixty years. It leads us from the brutality of the author's English boarding school life in the 1950s, to the sexually liberated days of the Swinging Sixties and beyond. It transports us through his near-death experiences, courtroom dramas, gloriously eccentric enterprises, sexual encounters and more. It makes us laugh and it makes us cry. A remarkable book, a remarkable life and a remarkable man.

 

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Extracts from 'Lust, for life'

My Grandfather

Boarding School

Canada and 'The Empress of England'

My dead Ostrich