”Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is. . . . Ours is the ability, the need, to gainsay or 'unsay' the world, to image or speak it otherwise."

George Steiner
"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."

George Orwell
”All Englishmen like dresses. It's something in their genes. Everyone knows it, they just don't talk about it."

David Bowie
”Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality."

G. Bruce Boyer
"We must relearn how to see....The eye is assaulted, coerced, desensitised. The only road to freedom is self-education in art.

Camille Paglia
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

William Faulkner
”Dress is a foolish thing; and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed."

Lord Chesterfield
"Life without labour is crime, and labour without art is brutality."

John Wesley Hardrick
”The better dressed the Prince of Wales, the less suited he is to the throne."

James Sherwood
”The highest form of courage is to reveal oneself fully, to express one's inner condition to the world with eloquence."

Glenn O'Brien
”If you make the 'bother' a lovely part of the process, the bother becomes a positively enhancing part of it. You just can't replicate that human contact online."

Patrick Grant
”The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."

Julia Cameron
”Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

”I'm an obsessive researcher and had unearthed huge amounts of factual material, but gossip is a great resource."

Fleur Adcock
”There is na workeman / That can bothe worken wel and hastilie. / This must be done at leisure parfaitlie."

”'Giving style' to one's character -- a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan . . . even weakness delights the eye."

”I'm quite a diehard Londoner -- I find it hard to imagine living anywhere else."

Emily Berry
”The way to research is to attack the facts at the greatest point of astonishment."

Celia Green
”My driving ambition is to let everyone else in on all the cool stuff that's going on. The tragedy of academia is how much fascinating stuff never gets outside the walks of academia, and I find that really heartbreaking."

Malcolm Gladwell
”I pity American men. They have no time to think about clothes."

Hardy Amies
"Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good."

Terence Mann
”One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."

Oscar Wilde
”Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --"

Emily Dickinson
”A woman without perfume is a woman without a future."

Coco Chanel
"Great art must be discernible to everyone."

George Grosz
”London is on the whole the most possible form of life."

Henry James
”Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."

Georgia O'Keeffe

Style & Fashion Publications

“In the Steps of History:  Cindy Lawford on the stories she tells on her tours of Savile Row.”  Savile Row Style Magazine (Summer 2017):  54-57.   

Walking in the steps of history on Savile Row


“Ramroop Delight as he wins Black Business Person of the Year Award.  Cindy Lawford talks to the owner of Maurice Sedwell about his ‘amazing’ award.”  Savile Row Style Magazine (Winter Issue 2017/2018):  11.

“Tales of the Unexpected.  Savile Row Expert Cindy Lawford shares five of her favourite stories about this iconic part of London.”  Savile Row Style Magazine (Winter Issue 2017/2018):  46-49.



Theatre Publications

“Flooding in the Mississippi.” Programme for Kingdom of Earth, The Print Room, April-May 2011.

Programme Notes. Programme for Antigone, Southwark Playhouse, May-June 2011.

Programme Notes. Programme for Faith, Hope, Charity, Southwark Playhouse, June-July 2011.

“Deconstructing Tennessee Williams.” Theatre & Performance Guide and Guru 3 (August 2011): 18-19.

“Uncle Vanya – A Brief History.” Programme for Uncle Vanya, The Print Room, March-April 2012.

“Pepper’s Ghost – A Brief History.” Programme for Toujours et Près de Moi, The Print Room, May 2012. http://spitalfieldsmusic.wordpress.com/tag/cynthia-lawford/

“Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape and the Pursuit to Belong.” Theatre & Performance Guide and Guru 6 (Summer 2012): 36-39.

“Atomic City, USA.” Miss Atomic Bomb. First Workshop Presentation. Toynbee Studios, 3 Oct. 2012.

“Molly Sweeney – An Introduction.” Programme for Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, The Print Room, March-April 2013.

“Foreword.” Programme for On Approval, a Comedy by Frederick Lonsdale, Jermyn Street Theatre, April 2013.

Tutto Bene, Mamma? – An Introduction.”  Programme for Tutto Bene, Mamma? adapted by April de Angelis from a play by Gloria Mina, The Print Room, June-July 2013. 

The Last Yankee – An Introduction.  Programme for The Last Yankee, by Arthur Miller, The Print Room, Sept.-Oct 2013. 

The Dumb Waiter – A Short History.”  Programme for The Dumb Waiter, by Harold Pinter, The Print Room, Oct.-Nov. 2013. 

“The Potsdam Conference.”  Programme for The Potsdam Quartet, by David Pinner, Jermyn Street Theatre, Nov. 2013.


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Academic Publications

(with Glenn Dibert-Himes) “An Index to the Poetry of Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-38).” Letitia Elizabeth Landon: Selected Writings. Eds. Jerome McGann and Daniel Riess. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1997. 387-506.

“Bijoux Beyond Possession: The Prima Donnas of L. E. L.’s Album Poems.” Women’s Poetry, Late Romantic to Late Victorian. Gender and Genre, 1830-1900. Eds. Isobel Armstrong and Virginia Blain. London: Macmillan Press, 1999. 102-14.

“Diary.” London Review of Books 21 Sept. 2000: 36-37.

“’Thou shalt bid thy fair hands rove’: L. E. L.’s Wooing of Sex, Pain, Death, and the Editor.” Romanticism on the Net 29-30 (Feb-May 2003) <https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/ 2299/1750/1/901910.pdf >.

“On Richard Cronin, Romantic Victorians: English Literature, 1824-1840.” Romantic Circles Reviews 7.1 (2003) <http://www.rc.umd.edu/reviews/cronin2.html>.

Rev. of Letitia Elizabeth Landon’s Lady Anne Granard; or Keeping up Appearances, ed. F. J. Sypher. Women’s Writing 11.1 (2004): 117-22.

Rev. of Letitia Elizabeth Landon’s Letters, ed. F. J. Sypher. Women’s Writing 11.1 (2004): 123-28.

“Turbans, Tea and Talk of Books: the Literary Parties of Elizabeth Spence and Elizabeth Benger.” CW3 (Corvey Women Writers on the Web) Journal 1 (Summer 2004) <http://www2.shu.ac.uk/corvey/CW3journal/Issue%20one/lawford.html>.

(edited) Romance and Reality. By Letitia Landon. 1831. Silver Fork Novels, 1821-1846. General Ed. Harriet Devine Jump. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2005.

Rev. of F. J. Sypher’s Letitia Elizabeth Landon. A Biography. Women’s Writing 18.3 (2011): 444-47.

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