Julia Laite

Julia Laite is the author of The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey, which was discussed in the LRB by Bee Wilson.

Circus in the Brain: Sex and War

Julia Laite, 10 February 2022

The​ American Red Cross Club, on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Denman Street, opened its doors on 11 November 1942. Its windows were festooned with the Stars and Stripes to welcome newly arrived American GIs to London. The building was soon known as Rainbow Corner, a place where US troops gambled, drank and flirted with young women. It didn’t take long for the club to get a...

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