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Behind the Counterculture #8: Michael Atherton

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: February, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: February, 2005
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Michael Atherton, former England captain read the entry on himself in a cricket book (I saw over his shoulder) while his wife/ girlfriend browsed the crime fiction.

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 Mel Smith ⇨

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