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 am: the full moon fills the sea; time stops still

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@dedalusdenaries the nights are so long and the mornings so dark there might be no space inbetween

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2.30 am: swimming in the path of the moon; going to come out the other side