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The Irish Times
Scaly, stinky bulbs don’t mask the charm of snake’s head fritillaryThe great English gardening writer, Vita Sackville West, described it as “a sin
Scaly, stinky bulbs don’t mask the charm of snake’s head fritillary
The Irish Times / Posted 15 days ago
The great English gardening writer, Vita Sackville West, described it as “a sinister little flower, in the mournful colours of decay” but I think there’s something both spritely and charming about the snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris),... Read more
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Evening Standard
4 lovely English towns you can easily visit for the day from Londonall the attendant stately grandeur. Sissinghurst is a refreshing exception. Cre
4 lovely English towns you can easily visit for the day from London
Evening Standard / Posted 19 days ago
all the attendant stately grandeur. Sissinghurst is a refreshing exception. Created in the 1930s by the writer and poet Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson, the gardens’ abundant, romantic mix is a treat. It includes, among... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
From gay conspiracy to queer chic: the artists and writers who changed the worldTo what extent was influence used by homosexual powerbrokers (Diaghilev in the
From gay conspiracy to queer chic: the artists and writers who changed the world
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 23 days ago
To what extent was influence used by homosexual powerbrokers (Diaghilev in the Ballets Russes, Hugh Beaumont in London’s West End theatres, David Geffen in Hollywood) to further the careers of other homosexuals? Were they defensive formations,... Read more
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