Books: The Suing Sitwells

Britain's famous libel laws are hard on critics, fun for artists. Britain's famous Sitwells love fun. Last month, between bombs, they had their fun in court. The Three Sitwells are not an acrobatic act. They are Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, the fractious, fastidious scions of Sir George Reresby Sitwell, fourth Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Long Itchington. Osbert is a poet, essayist, novelist (Before the Bombardment, Escape With Me). Sacheverell is an outstanding authority on baroque art and Liszt, author of a distinguished travel book (Roumanian Journey) and much verse. Edith usually dresses like a medieval prioress, writes sharp,...

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