Scenes & Apparitions

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‘Scenes and Apparitions’ begins where its predecessor, ‘Splendours and Miseries’, left off. It covers a period of Roy Strong’s life from 1988 to 2003. Shaking off the shackles of public life, Roy was free for the first time to reinvent himself, leaving behind the political and cultural machinations of the art world.

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‘Viper wit from the gardener, writer and Knight of exquisite taste’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Funny, barbed and moving … magnificently readable’ THE TIMES

Scenes and Apparitions covers a period of Roy Strong’s life from 1988 to 2003. A sequel to Splendours and Miseries, it is an unmissable record of how a citizen at the close of the second Elizabethan age observed and chronicled his own world at the turn of the century. Although it is not without tragedy – the murder of his friend Gianni Versace, and the death of his beloved wife Julia Trevelyan Oman – there is plenty to enjoy from his descriptions of Elton John’s fiftieth birthday party, to a concert for the Queen Mother, and his portraits of marriage, friendship, work and his celebrated garden, The Laskett.

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Weight 0.401 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 19.8 × 3.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

549 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.085092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K