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Joe Orton exhibition: Queen's Favourite by Phyllis Hambledon

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell: cover to cover at Islington Museum – in pictures

Joe Orton exhibition: Defaced book jacket of Queen's Favourite by Phyllis Hambledon

Interior of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwells Islington Bedsit

Interior of the flat of Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell, with pictures cut from library books girlsboysartpleasure: Photo

Joe Orton in 1964 15 great quotes.

Joe Orton: 15 great quotes

Joe Orton in outside the flat he shared with Kenneth Halliwell in Noel Road "To be young, good-looking, healthy, famous, comparatively rich and happy is surely going against nature … I hope no doom strikes.

One of the library book defacings for which Orton was imprisoned.

The Islington Library books defaced by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell.

Joe #Orton & Kenneth Halliwell's defaced library #books © Islington Local History Centre

Joe Orton: a talent remembered

Defaced library books by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell.

Backplate of 'Queen's Favourite' by Phyllis Hambledon, published by Ward Lock, a division of The Orion Publishing Group, "defaced" by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell.

Backplate of 'Queen's Favourite' by Phyllis Hambledon, published by Ward Lock, a division of The Orion Publishing Group, "defaced" by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell.

Joe Orton exhibition: The Great Tudors edited by Katharin Garvin

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell: cover to cover at Islington Museum – in pictures

Another Joe Orton defacement with added "Carry On" actors. "I had to catch these two monkeys," Islington Council clerk Sidney Porrett said. "They were a couple of darlings, make no mistake.

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Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell's defaced library books

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover and 72 Stolen Library Books

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover and 72 Stolen Library Books

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