'His diaries are the basis of all his creative work, and LOST YEARS is the most revealing so far' - HARPERS AND QUEEN


By Christopher Isherwood
Edited & Introduced by Katherine Bucknell

Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years writing for the Hollywood studios. By 1945, he had all but ceased to write fiction and even abandoned his habit of keeping a diary. Instead, he embarked on a half decade of frantic socializing and drinking.

Looking back from the 1970s, Isherwood recreated these years from memory and from the notes he had made in his pocket date books. The result is the remarkably honest mixture of private and social history in this book.