HOARE, Philip. British, b. 1958. Genres: Art/Art history, History, Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: Writer, broadcaster, lecturer, and curator. Publications: Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant, 1990; Noel Coward: A Biography, 1995; Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy & the First World War, 1997; (ed.) The Sayings of Noel Coward, 1997; Icons of Pop, 1999; Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital, 2001. Address: c/o Gillon Aitken Associates Ltd, 29 Fernshaw Rd, London SW10 0TG, England.