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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1 am: swimming under a ferocious moon, carried away by the swollen spring tide; the sea knows more than me

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1.30 am: a smeary night to be in the sea, shadows of waves against the sky as I bob in the spring tide