Serious Pleasures : The Life of Stephen Tennant
by Philip Hoare
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990. Hardcover biography of the 20th century aesthete Stephen Tennant and his circle. Cecil Beaton, Harold Acton, Sibyl Colefax, Brian Howard, Edith & Osbert Sitwell, Rex Whistler, William Walton, etc. (with minor flaws: some wear to edges of dj, a closed tear at base of dj flap, top age a trifle dusty. Remainder mark). Illustrated occasionally throughout.