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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



I wonder if anybody else in the world, except Michael Frayn and myself, remembers Gasbag’s English classes at Kingston Grammar School; he was one of the many great eccentrics there under whose spell I fell one way and another. 708 more words