By Matt Houlbrook
The lives of Netley Lucas are as flamboyant as they're not going. In Prince of Tricksters, Matt Houlbrook alternatives up the threads of Lucas’s colourful lies and lives. Interweaving crime writing and court docket files, letters and life-writing, Houlbrook tells Lucas’s attention-grabbing tale and, within the method, offers a breathtaking view of the Nineteen Twenties and ’30s. within the stressed instances after the good battle, the gentlemanly trickster was once an exemplary determine, whose tall stories and bogus biographies uncovered the typical problems of understanding who and what to belief. Tracing how Lucas either evoked and unsettled the realm in which he moved, Houlbrook indicates how he triggered a pervasive problem of self belief that encompassed British society, tradition, and politics.
Taking readers on a romp via Britain, North the United States, and finally into Africa, Houlbrook confronts readers with the bounds of our wisdom of the previous and demanding situations us to imagine anew approximately what heritage is and the way it'd be made differently.
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Prince of Tricksters: The Incredible True Story of Netley Lucas, Gentleman Crook by Matt Houlbrook