The Impatient Pen
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From the publisher
" Haslam pops up from decade to decade alongside some of the most fascinating people in our cultural history.Vanity Fair The erudite but witty collected critiques, commentaries, reviews and reflections of the renowned society figure, author and interior designer, who has known everyone. Nicky Haslam is known for a number of achievements: he is an established interior designer, a successful author, renowned society figure and, in his most recent incarnation, a cabaret singer, playing to sell out audiences in London and New York. Less well-known are his writings for a number of prestigious publications, including The Spectator, The Oldie, the Literary Review, as well as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Tatler and The World of Interiors among many publications both in the UK and abroad. This curated collection celebrates Haslam's accomplishments as a writer, commentator and litterateur. Incorporating selected pieces of Haslam's extensive and eclectic writings from throughout his varied career and spanning several decades, The Impatient Pen is an anthology of a lifetime spent observing, learning, as well as thriving, among the artistic and society circles in Europe and America. Haslam's critiques, commentaries, reviews and reflections attest to his status as a polymath: exhibiting his knowledge of assorted topics, ranging from architecture, painting and all areas of design to gardens, food, and social history, delivered with characteristic erudition, wit and insight. "