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Rehearsals and Finding the Marilyn Dress

Tuesday 24th June

The next day Rhianna arrives, the epitome of style in her navy open-topped coupe. She is like a breath of fresh air, a broad smile with dark, enquiring eyes. 2,900 more words

10 Great British Eccentrics

As John Stuart Mill, a man not exactly lacking in eccentricity, said “Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.” Every nation has its share of colorful eccentrics but this list focuses on the British. 1,550 more words

Weird Stuff

Edith Sitwell exhibition, Renishaw Hall

She was fabulously rude, wore dramatic jewellery, turbans and brocade, was the photographic muse of Cecil Beaton, painted by Wyndham Lewis and famously feuded with Noel Coward and DH Lawrence while championing other young writers. 571 more words


'Heart and mind' by Edith Sitwell

Heart and mind (1944)

SAID the Lion to the Lioness – ‘When you are amber dust, -
No more a raging fire like the heat of the Sun… 184 more words