A Curious Friendship. The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing

A Curious Friendship. The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing
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A Curious Friendship. The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young ThingA Curious Friendship. The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young ThingA Curious Friendship. The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing
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Anna Thomasson.

London. Macmillan. 2015. First edition, second printing. Red cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xx, 537 pages. 28 hors-texte colour and b&w illustrations. 240 x 165mm (9 x 6"). 1kg. 9781447245537. English. Fine; as new.

The fascinating, extensively-researched account of the friendship between Edith Olivier and Rex Whistler. The two first met in 1924 and formed a relationship that was to last for two decades until Rex's untimely death in 1944. The friends supported each other in their artistic endeavours; Rex providing illustrations for Edith's writings and Edith giving advice and a place of refuge to Rex. The book spans the Roaring Twenties and Thirties, and the War years, and features a cast of characters from English society, including Cecil Beaton, Stephen Tennant, Siegfried Sassoon, the Sitwells, Lord Berners, Caroline Paget and Juliet Duff.