Nicholas Ball bought his friend six romance books. I know two things about him. He was born in the same town as I was and he was in a TV detective show that was co-written by Terry Venables (see Counterculture #23). The show was called Hazell. I am unaware of any of his work since Hazell but if pushed I'd say he still looked successful. Perhaps Hazell is forever playing on worldwide TV Gold type cable channels.
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
Previously on Behind the Counterculture Norman Lamont and the King of the Winos ⇨
the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.