in the Works of
Christmas 1897 came to Menton, and Beardsley complained
of the "horrid pseudo-Christmas gaiety spread over this un-french town"....A
rare party of visitors was Constance Wilde, Oscar´s estranged wife, and
their two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan. Beardsley "spoke with great affection
of my father," Vyvyan recalled many years later....
Christmas Day itself was wet and cold, and Beardsley...remained in his room all day...
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