3 thoughts on “Rose Macaulay’s The Lee Shore

  1. “a period when embroidery by an artistic young man was considered a little odd but quite reasonable as an aesthetic choice of activity ”

    Not just artistic young men. Lord Kitchener was an enthusiastic embroiderer.


    1. An excellent point, I had not known that. Thank you. Sailors knitted, of course, but there are a series of novels from this period where male embroidery is featured as an upper-class occupation, and it only becomes camp in the 1920s with Georgie Pillson.


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