London. Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. 1965. First edition. Oatmeal cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 192 pages. Frontispiece and 14 b&w hors texte illustrations, several reproducing photographs by Cecil Beaton. 235 x 155mm (9¼ x 6"). 0.55kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket, creasing at head of spine; neat previous owner's name on half-title, lean to spine.
The autobiography of Dame Edith Sitwell. The memoir was published posthumously as Sitwell died just after she had approved the specimen pages from the publishers. The poet's prose fills the pages, telling the story of her life from childhood to her last days - 'These, the three Norms, still visit me. But soon, they will cease to do so. Then all will be over, bar the shouting and the worms.'. Several of Cecil Beaton's experimental photographs are illustrated and the endpapers reproduced the Times Obituary.