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Edith Sitwell, 'Woodend', Scarborough

When it comes to interior shots of Edith Sitwell houses, this blog certainly spoils its readers. This is the room in which she was born in 1887, currently the offices of the lively Scarborough-based Valley Press. 65 more words

Edith Sitwell, Flat 42, 'Greenhill', Prince Arthur Road

A special treat today, for this blog’s one-week anniversary: estate agents’ photos from inside Edith Sitwell’s flat. In 2012, this was listed at £2078 pcm. No mention of whether there was a Sitwell premium, but given that they didn’t even mention the association on the listing (the flat number’s on the blue plaque! 105 more words

Review: 'Thirty Poets Go to the Gym by George Szirtes' (Candlewick Press, 2018)

There are three reasons for getting hold of this delightful little volume.

The first is to enjoy thirty completely fresh, amuse-bouche of George Szirtes’ poetry. His facility with words, rhyme, metre, cadence, assonance, consonance is masterful. 282 more words


My Personal Hobby


My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

– Edith Sitwell –


God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. 12 more words


♔Castleton- England|Peak District

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

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Edith Sitwell and Tom o' Bedlam

Here are two of the most pervasive and enduring influences on me, as I make my way through the writing of this book.

First, Edith Sitwell’s… 242 more words

Troublesome Love of Edith Sitwell

On the 9th of December 1964, Dame Edith Sitwell, a British poet and critic, died in London. Both as an artist and as a public personality, she was a provocative and controversial figure. 1,164 more words