Julian Evans: What might Larbaud have thought?
31 July 1997
“... story ‘Beauté, mon beau souci ...’? Set in Chelsea, ‘ivy and glass and everywhere the pale, delicate colour of bricks beneath the soot’, this is the sensual, autobiographical story of Marc Fournier, a wealthy Frenchman who, calmly conducting an affair with his housekeeper, falls in love with her 14-year-old daughter, Queenie. There was a marvellous new name in the world: Queenie. Why are ...”