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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future star-child @NatuurmuseumFr t.co/6SrhINzfSd

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no shelter from the storm in Ellen Gallagher + Edgar Clejine's Osedax, animated by cormorants and dead whales desce… t.co/vrpOhcSDNG

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in Leeuwarden, life-size blue whales fall out of the sky, already illuminated as cetacean constellations to be rec… t.co/cB1U9W3P0Q

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the wild wind blows over Friesland's flat land, stirring up the brown sky and the black canal; I let go and slip in t.co/njwMmoEDs3

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rattling on my bike along the herringbone paths of the old city, for a dark dip in the Noorder canal t.co/1xh3txEDba

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