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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I'll be introducing this vertiginous film in Plymouth tonight, and plumbing the science fiction of Coleridge's time… t.co/rx2kqRzBiB

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4 am: swimming under the bitten moon, the sea's biting cold, the dark shivering on the shore

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On Orton and Halliwell's library outrage: t.co/J9D3b76QDt @JoeOrtonWriter t.co/fXMTyQeBwz t.co/Xw9mSp4JAP

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sorry to be gendered (actually, no, I'm not), but this is why we need a woman to sort it out... t.co/kf5EBe0TfK