Edith’s memoir Taken Care Of is more connectedly written than English Eccentrics, and very sad indeed. Rejected by her parents (“I was. “Eccentricity exists particularly in the English”, June 8, This review is from: English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird (Paperback) A variable collection of. Poet, biographer and celebrated eccentric Sitwell’s gallery of historical English outliers: “Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of.

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Conflicts of Interest by Terry Stiastny Aug, 09 Sam – Sam’s blog: They are the quacks and erith who pretend to cure the ills of this world, ” Merry Andrew ” who was physician to Henry VIII and all his throng: Thomas Rands with his cure for the Pimple-Pamplins, Dr.

After a visit to a French spa he became addicted to bathing. The section on travelers is dominated by the exotic imposter Princess Cariboo, whom the exiled Napoleon wanted to marry; and this anecdote is followed by one about a fake cannibal chief.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Thomas Suffold with his Pillulae Londineae, Eccentrica.

English Eccentrics by Edith Sitwell

Hans Schoolenberg rated it liked it Jan 21, He erected a small hut on the sands at Hythe for easy access to the sea, where he would remain among the waves until he fainted.


Post-Truth set in early May, 22 To say that Jack Mytton was keen on country pursuits is akin to describing Edmund Hilary as a man who liked a view.

I have long admired the Foxes and am really thrilled to have a piece here! Benson Jul, 05 Or have I got that wrong? These are the sportsmen, Mr. I think I gobbled this book whole as a teenager, and have been very keen on Edith Sitwelliana ever since. Dec 28, Karen-Leigh rated it liked it Shelves: Born in Antigua inCoates came from a wealthy family that owned slave plantations.

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Blog Stats 2, hits. I read the book small bit by small bits: This wondrous conveyance was shaped as a scallop shell, painted a deep blue, luxuriously upholstered, and drawn by two superb white horses. Welcome to VL, Ms. However, I’m entlish that only From inside the book.

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Jesse rated it really liked it Feb 19, English Eccentrics by Edith Sitwell. Her mother was self-obsessed, a spendthrift and a hysteric.

Jul 31, Kay rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Christopher Robbins is the author of several acclaimed books including Apples are from Kazakhstan. This is sitwdll glorious gallery of the extremes of human nature, portrayed with humor, sympathy, knowledge, and love.


I would read one, two, a few weird bits rccentrics with ornateness and affectation, and then feel like throwing the book against the wall like an incessantly chirping insect.

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English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird Paperback A variable collection of characters, from the true eccentrics to those who would hardly seem to qualify. A lifelong hypochondriac, she opened letters with gloves, fearing infection. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

He was in his late thirties when he gave his first performance in England, at Bath, in Romeo and Julieta play he modestly suggested he had greatly improved. Where sitwelo in England, and where but in England, could one meet such an adorable display of eccenyrics