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 was a dark star always - Wilfred Owen's watery queerness - running @JHansardGallery through to 25 Jan… t.co/B1ZBuHOgbT

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@MarkCocker2 an astonishing, protean place, Mark. I wrote about it a little here... t.co/vTUDLoPyDI… t.co/8uadVZC9J3

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“Pet Shop Boys have always been mirror ball magicians. Their songs are euphoric and bruised.” @leebrackstone t.co/DzDdd8Auci

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“This curious world which we inhabit is more wonderful than it is convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it… t.co/yNqxWCTDSg