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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@Rachlouall it was astonishing, as if they were racing to make up for the intense blue skies that briefly blossomed over our innocent heads