The Day Brian Sewell Picked a Fight with Princess Diana

Brian Sewell-4‘It was a very different time, for newspapers, when transgressions were deliberate and admired, and kudos was all about effortlessness: expertise imbibed in subtle, imperceptible ways, articles knocked out in 20 minutes, bitchiness executed with total nonchalance but never vulgarity. Sewell wasn’t the only one capable of that but he was, much like his accent, in a class of his own. Knowing that made him generous even while he pretended, with all the might of his typewriter, to be a bastard’

Zoe Williams remembers Brian Sewell in the Guardian. Read the full article The day Brian Sewell picked a fight with Princess Diana