Here are a few of the letters:
|John Gielgud - 1984|
Also, there was a kind of incense with which rich people often burned in their halls and drawing rooms in the 20s and 30s, bought I think, at Floris in Jermyn Street, and heated over the lamps before guests arrived - very pungent and agreeable.
|John Gielgud's permission to use his "remarks on smells" for her book - 1984|
"Of course you can use my odd remarks on smells. Yes, I used to buy incense burners at Floris myself. I remember loving it at the Brompton Oratory, and also at the theatre where, in Chu Chin Chow it was wafted over the footlights in the opening scene to great effect.
|From Diana Vreeland. The "little Duchess" referred to was Wallis Windsor - 1986|
As the book my mother wanted to write began to formulate, she wrote notes about how she thought it might work:
|A rare spelling error for the classically educated and meticulous Sally Wyndham Davies ('catagorised') - what would her old English teacher, Miss Disney say??|
|"Notes on Flaconnage" - complete with whisky glass stain...|