Bed, Bath & Beyond. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you enchanted by Philip Hoare’s biography of ‘prince-of-aesthetes’ Stephen Tennant? As a text book for young gentlemen who understand how to mis-match textiles and have a penchant for Coldstream Guards, Serious Pleasures¬†is equal to the definitive Hugo … Continue reading

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Basket Case. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’m having a terrific time with Sofka Zinovieff’s book¬†The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me. She’s a super writer and has a talent for sketching pen portraits as economically as Don Bachardy. Some writers think it … Continue reading

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