Eccentric front-man of the phenomenally successful rock group Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, including their name.
The Cave of Harmony was a popular meeting place for London intellectuals, including H G Wells, Aldous Huxley and Evelyn Waugh. It was founded by the young Elsa Lanchester (later famous in films as The Bride of Frankenstein) and her then partner, Harold Scott.
Max Reinhardt's successful fifty-year career in British book publishing culminated in The Bodley Head Press which he bought with a loan from the actor Ralph Richardson and persuaded J. B. Priestley and Graham Greene to join his board of directors.