"Pavilion" by Deborah Tyler-Bennett (English Edition)
Welcome to the Pleasure Dome. The Brighton Pavilion is one of Britain's best loved follies. Built for the Prince Regent (later George IV) to entertain his mistresses, it is a Grade 1 listed building, a monument to dandyism and a museum of royal kitsch. Between the Pavilion and the ruined West Pier lies the coast of Greeneland, peep-shows and arcades, cheap thrills and expensive mistakes.
Deborah Tyler-Bennett's new collection is a celebration of the world of the English dandy, its gorgeous peacock feathers and fading glamour. Her cast of eccentric and complicated characters entertain their listeners at the bar, flashy and flamboyant as Brighton's fantasy Pavilion, revealing the sad truths and disturbing secrets behind their cheap make-up.