product description page
Curious Friendship : The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing (Reprint) (Paperback) (Anna
About this item
The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a 19-year-old art student, life was just beginning. They were to start an intimate and unlikely friendship that would transform their lives. Gradually Edith's world opened up and she became a writer. Her home, the Daye House, in a wooded corner of the Wilton estate, became a sanctuary for Whistler and the other brilliant and beautiful younger men of her circle: among them Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Tennant, William Walton, John Betjeman, the Sitwells and Cecil Beaton—for whom she was 'all the muses'. The story is set against the backdrop of a period that spanned the madcap parties of the 1920s, the sophistication of the 1930s and the drama and austerity of World War II. With an extraordinary cast of friends and acquaintances, from the Royal Family to Tallulah Bankhead, Anna Thomasson's account brings to life, for the first time, the curious, unlikely and fascinating friendship of a bluestocking and a bright young thing.
Number of Pages: 536
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Anna Thomasson
Street Date: November 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-6852
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.