Please do go visit my friend, The Perfumed Dandy, an excerpt from one of his exquisite pieces of fiction, masquerading as a critique on scent is below. As is a portrait of Lady Diana Cooper, who among other things, starred in two silent films, and wrote tons of letters. Some of those letters were to her son during WWII when he was evacuated from London to the United States. Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952: Amazon.co.uk: Diana Cooper, Viscount John Julius Norwich: Books. How did I hear about this? From the Dandy, of course! He also sent me a link to the letters being broadcast on the BBC — which I will share with you…
On a personal level some, most people, find her spikey.
Her razor sharp mind, mildly acid tongue and brutal directness is not to metropolitan high society’s taste.
She lacks manners they say, missing that what she has in quantities is grace.
Presents though, are a problem.
She is a likely as not to dismiss a diamond ring as ‘porn star bling’, return or send to charity unwanted silk scarves, the marks she says of ‘grand bourgeois conformity’.
The thought, you see, as always, is the thing.