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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2.30 am: swimming under the moon and into the sea, the least lonely place in the world.

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@cineswimmer is one of the coolest people I know t.co/WvLIQXUheX t.co/OtQcdMkkUQ

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the saddest painting in the world t.co/TtyABD9Bvx

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@WiggoWiggo @katiecollins you get today's star whale t.co/mbDzFFWXpm

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