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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the sea is a thing with feathers apologies to @maxjohnporter t.co/qEJu40o61O

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2.30 am: swimming on an Eastertide, under a passover moon, the spring sea still so dark and cold.

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@LauraCummingArt like tumbling ravens...

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this is my next favourite book this spring, following @Dan_Zep 's - you can't get closer to the sea here; it's in y… t.co/IIaiJ90VkL

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@jeremy_millar_1 @LauraCummingArt I think of the cold flax oil that made these things, made their sharp sheen