Hamish Hamilton. London. 1990. First edition, first printing. Hardback, 8vo; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. xvi, 464 pages. Several hors-texte black-and-white plates. English. 240 x 165mm. 1kg. 0241124166. Good, in near fine dust jacket; some spotting to top-edge, the hors texte plates had adhered together, now separated but with a few small abrasions and offsetting to some plates.
Philip Hoare's definitive biography of Stephen Tennant. The book covers the whole of Tennant's long and eclectic life, including his precocious childhood, the years as a Bright Young Thing and his friendship with Whistler and Beaton, his love affair with Seigfried Sassoon, his writings and art, and his final years spent as a recluse in Wilsford Manor where all manner of stars made the pilgrimage to his bedside.