Off the King's Road:
Lost and Found in London
"Acutely observed detail, a tactile immediacy, a cool, appraising eye, and humor. Plus, Swinging London! Phyllis Raphael has bid her memory speak, and we can only listen. It is a pleasure to do so."
- David Rakoff, author of Fraud
"Her decision to stay in London with her children is the first she's made for herself in a long time and a turning point in this fascinating book. Her weeding through London's poseurs and hypochondriacs to find a good man is laugh-aloud funny. She emerges a full-fledged single woman." - The Los Angeles Times
"Tender, hilarious and utterly charming."
- Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man
"A sheer delight." - Lynne Sharon Schwartz, author of Two-Part Inventions
Phyllis Raphael is a journalist, essayist and novelist. Winner of a PEN award for short fiction, her stories and essays have appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Harper's and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others.
"A compelling work that captures an era . . . Raphael is a talented writer, and she captures her heightened awareness of post marital-split life with refreshing vigor."
"At once a powerful coming-of-age memoir and a vivid study of London in the Swinging '60s." - Columbia Daily Spectator
"What a journey! Raphael cavorts with everyone from tripping poets to Marlon Brando."
- Marie Claire
"Stylish" - Publishers Weekly
"Immensely appealing" - Booklist
"A delicious book - warm and witty - one that evokes the Swinging Sixties from a point of view rarely heard from."
- Vivian Gornick, author of