The Tragic Story of the Artist Pauline Boty

Boty’s tutor at time, once recalled a younger student going up to her in the canteen at Wimbledon and asking her why she wore so much red lipstick: ‘ ‘All the better to kisssss you with,’ she said, and chased him out of the room.’

This post was first published on Nickel in the Machine and a longer, more detailed version of this post can be read in the book Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics published by Amberley.

Beautiful Idiots Front Cover

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