Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant

(Hamish Hamilton / Penguin USA, 1990).

A seductive biography of the last professional exquisite.

‘Witty and amazing … both scholarly and hilarious at the same time’.
John Waters, New York Times.

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3.30 am: the stormy sea picks me up and carries me away; it's holding me to ransom, but no-one's going to pay

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5 am: the rainy glittery night, the sea out of time; everything more beautiful than it ever was before

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@VannWhitney thank you very much

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5 am: the hardness of the January sea, stripped bare and black by the cold I get out: if I stood still long enough, I'd be covered in frost

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'I was innocent of the sin of the Ancient Mariner; time after time I warned Captain Ahab to accept happiness' W. H… t.co/XzDszp0nba