Reviews

  • "Richardson has created a pattern-perfect double-breasted biography of two gay brothers, who, in an unlikely rags to riches story, were brought up in north London and went on to shape the social and sartorial side of life in the 1960s"

    Helen Davies, Sunday Times, **Books of the Year**
  • "Captivating ... an engaging analysis of the British class system and the fashion industry, gay liberation and the Aids crisis, which plays out like a binge-worthy Netflix series"

    Mark C O'Flaherty, Financial Times
  • "Splendidly readable and gossipy ... a gripping read that is as much social history as it is biography ... House of Nutter, Richardson's first book, is a fine match of author and subject. He writes with flair and erudition, making extensive use of interviews with David, and bringing something new to the evocation of an era that might seem overfamiliar ... it's hard to find fault with this thoroughly enjoyably glimpse into high fashion and low life"

    Alexander Larman, The Observer
  • "What makes Lance Richardson's biography so much more than a humdrum story of rags to riches -- or rather rags to bespoke -- is its illuminating and vividly drawn account of the milieu, both social and sartorial, in which Nutter moved, and the intriguing parallel history of his elder brother, David"

    Mick Brown, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Lance Richardson’s lively, affectionate, occasionally breathless book is a double narrative, the story of two brothers who rose from modest north London origins to the fringes of international stardom ... Compelling"

    Anthony Quinn, The Guardian
  • "Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter dressed rock stars – it’s his suits three of the Beatles are wearing on the cover of Abbey Road – and his brother David photographed them. An evocative portrait of two extraordinary careers"

    Daily Mail
  • "House of Nutter is a tale that is quintessential of its era, told by a biographer who combines pace and exhaustiveness"

    Anna Murphy, The Times
  • "In House of Nutter, Lance Richardson brings back Tommy in all his cheeky, sexy, wicked glory"

    Simon Callow
  • "Reads with all the seamless splendour of a beautiful bespoke suit. Enchanting, irreverent and entertaining"

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  • "Through the lens of fashion, Lance Richardson superbly chronicles the greatest societal and cultural upheaval of the last century. House of Nutter potently underscores the inextricable relationship between the world we live in and the clothes we wear. I couldn’t put it down"

    Tim Gunn, author of The Natty Professor