Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

How to have a Life-Style

£12.99 Out Of Stock

Product description

This book the sequel to the Naked Civil Servant was described by the daily telegraph as an extra ordinary autobiography.. In It Quentin Crisp followed a road which the world's disapproval had at times narrowed almost to impassibility. His new Book was serialised in Harper's and Queen IS written in the conviction That since education is increasingly directed to the solution of the problem of leisure we need not scholarship,
not hobbies, but expertise that can be flaunted in the process of living, we need style He argues that having attained self-knowledge we must also learn self projection.

He distinguishes style from fashion and to show that style thrives on poverty rather than on a modest sufficiency, tells the story of the countless who retired into old cabin-trunk amid the willowhayne and fallen masonry of a London Bomb site. He explains the rules of style discusses the professions and describes stylists as various as Gilles De Rais, Gracie Fields Oscar Wilde, Mae West, Gert Rude Stein, Eva Peron, Earnest Hemingway and Norman Mailer.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Crisp, Quentin
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Third Impression, 1978
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
174
Publisher:
Wolf, Cecil
Title:
How to have a Life-Style

Sold Out

We're sorry to say this item has now sold out.

There are over 100,000 more items in stock. Start browsing with our suggestions below.

About this item

This book the sequel to the Naked Civil Servant was described by the daily telegraph as an extra ordinary autobiography.. In It Quentin Crisp followed a road which the world's disapproval had at times narrowed almost to impassibility. His new Book was serialised in Harper's and Queen IS written in the conviction That since education is increasingly directed to the solution of the problem of leisure we need not scholarship,
not hobbies, but expertise that can be flaunted in the process of living, we need style He argues that having attained self-knowledge we must also learn self projection.

He distinguishes style from fashion and to show that style thrives on poverty rather than on a modest sufficiency, tells the story of the countless who retired into old cabin-trunk amid the willowhayne and fallen masonry of a London Bomb site. He explains the rules of style discusses the professions and describes stylists as various as Gilles De Rais, Gracie Fields Oscar Wilde, Mae West, Gert Rude Stein, Eva Peron, Earnest Hemingway and Norman Mailer.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Crisp, Quentin
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Third Impression, 1978
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
174
Publisher:
Wolf, Cecil
Title:
How to have a Life-Style

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Cotham Hill

Situated in central Bristol above the Cotham Hill general Oxfam shop, Oxfam's Bristol Online Shop is a small team of welcoming and friendly volunteers ranging in age from teens to sixties - all are welcome for their contribution. We specialise in selling books online but also have a wide range of clothing, music, toys, games and bric 'a' brac. A really great range for all Oxfam shoppers. Please feel free to send an email for more information.  

If you are interested in volunteering with our Online Shop team please call give us a call on 0117 9738593005 or email onlineshopf2803@oxfam.org.uk
.

View Shop