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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“Saints diving through the firmament, devils flickering like fire, angels back-crawling through transparent seas.”… t.co/z4mtldA8SW

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2 am: the moon floodlights the sea like my room, lighting my way into outer space; I'm swimming nowhere, slowly.

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2 am: swimming into a cool, electric moon, shining on another me, under the sea.

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Launching on 23 September @TheAIPlym: the start of our voyage into The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… t.co/ArziFAvQFr

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2 am: all silvery, the moon and sea, held under, waiting for me