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The way we were: Eccentric weddings

Extracts from memoirs and diaries

By Ian Irvine   July 2016

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In 1922, Wyndham Lewis, the novelist and painter, recalls the wedding of the poet Roy Campbell: “It was in the Old ‘Harlequin’ night-cafe in Beak Street. He married the very beautiful Miss Garman. The marriage-feast was a distinguished gathering, if you are prepared to admit distinction to the Bohemian, for it was almost gipsy in its freedom from the conventional restraints. It occurred in a room upstairs. In the middle of it Campbell and his bride retired. The guests then became…

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