"and one, even, from Capri"

Capri is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just off the southwest coast of Italy.


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Compton Mackenzie (1914)
Public DomainCompton Mackenzie (1914) - Credit: Alvin Langdon Coburn
In the second half of the 19th Century, it became the haunt of various literary, artistic and celebrity figures; also during this period, the tolerant attitude to homosexuality on the island meant that many gay men and women settled there.

Compton Mackenzie wrote a satirical novel about the 1920s lesbian community on Capri, entitled Extraordinary Women (1928).