There are three writing Sitwells: Edith, Sacheverell and Osbert; and the best of them is Edith. She is a poet (she hates to be called a poetess) and a good one, possibly a great one. Three English universities have dubbed her Doctor, her sovereign has made her a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, her poetry readings in the U.S. are well attended, and Hollywood has hired her to write the film script for her own book on Queen Elizabeth I. Now published for the first time in the U.S. are her Collected Poems...

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