'The Youngest Legend in History' : Cultures of Consumption and the Mythologies of Swinging London. / Gilbert, David.

In: London Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2006, p. 1-14.

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'The Youngest Legend in History' : Cultures of Consumption and the Mythologies of Swinging London. / Gilbert, David.

In: London Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2006, p. 1-14.

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