Beauty and the Brain; Supple and in Demand: Lydia Lopokova and John Maynard Keynes
Byline: Michael Arditti
BLOOMSBURY BALLERINA by Judith Mackrell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [pounds sterling]25)
WITH the exception of Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, there can have been noodder celebrity couple than Lydia Lopokova and John Maynard Keynes.
She was a prima ballerina who delighted audiences with her delicacy, exuberanceand charm. He was a renowned economist whose intellect made even BertrandRussell feel inadequate, and a committed homosexual along with his friendLytton Strachey.
Their circle responded with derision. One establishment grandee recorded in hisdiary: 'Maynard Keynes marrying a chorus girl.' While Virginia Woolf, never oneto let pass a cutting …
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Publication information: Article title: Beauty and the Brain; Supple and in Demand: Lydia Lopokova and John Maynard Keynes. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: April 4, 2008. Page number: 68. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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