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Behind the Counterculture #10: Angela Rippon

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Angela Rippon, BBC newsreader and dancing sidekick of Morecambe and Wise enquired about selling some books. A week later I read in the Evening Standard that she had been mugged in a street just around the corner and had had her Rolex stolen.

Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

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