Death of a Pirate (Hardcover)

British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

By Adrian Johns

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393068603, 305pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2010



The worlds of high table and underground collide in a riveting story full of memorable characters like the Bondian Kitty Black, an intellectual femme fatale who becomes Smedley's co-conspirator, and the notorious Kray twins, brazenly violent operators of a London protection racket. Here is a rousing entertainment with an intellectual edge.