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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the night is brilliant, and full of strangeness t.co/BDp5JH3fwI

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1 am: the sea is the only place that's not scary

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sleek-headed company in the water this morning, far better suited than me for this sort of thing; all tight and tum… t.co/GVJfhU4HNE

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the water is cold, and full of grebes

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6.30 am: in the sea, you're never not there