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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: The Short and gilded life of Tara Browne by Paul Howard, Pan Macmillan, 2017

The story of the Guinness heir whose death inspired The Beatles song. He was at the centre of boho life in London in the ‘60s. The book is not brilliantly written — Howard is no stylist, but it is unpretentious and a quick, highly enjoyable, gossipy read, full of fascinating characters — none more so than Browne’s mother, Oonagh Guinness.