It's rare that a biographer has a life more interesting than his own subjects, but Lytton Strachey was a biography waiting to happen. The eleventh child of an Indian civil engineer and the essayist Lady Jane Strachey, Lytton went from being a proper history student at Cambridge to living life as a de
"The one important thing I have learnt over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's life seriously. The first is imperative and the second, disastrous." So decreed the legendary ballerina who was born Margaret Hookham, nicknamed Peggy, and eventually became kn
The music scene during the 1970s was defined by flash, glam, and a whole slew of over-the-top eccentricities. In the midst of this glamorama emerged a band that would popularize art-rock and establish the mood of British experimentalism. Headed by Brian Ferry, Roxy Music played on the fusion of art a
Emilio Pucci wasn't exactly Austin Powers -- he didn't time-travel or spy, and his teeth were good. But like Powers, he was a man of many talents. He was an aristocrat, a fighter pilot, a war hero, an Olympic skier, and later, a wildly successful designer, a politician, and a winemaker.
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