Family naked play
The child was widely held to be Fleming’s, although her husband stood by her.
The pregnancy resulted in Caspar, their only child.
And none were more intriguing than that of Fleming’s tempestuous affair with Blanche Blackwell, the glamorous scion of an old plantation family who lived at nearby Bolt House.
Her family, the Lindos, had owned property on the island for generations.
When Fleming bored of Lehmann, he asked Coward to take care of her.
An aficionado of snorkelling over the coral reef, Fleming had dismissed Rosamond by chucking an octopus at her.
Amidst the tropical atmosphere of Noel Coward’s island retreat in colonial Jamaica, overlooked by palm trees and lapped by the azure Caribbean Sea, there was only one poolside rule: bathing costumes were strictly forbidden.
It’s very lonely not to be beaten.’Ann became pregnant and gave premature birth to a daughter, who died after eight hours, leaving her ‘bruised and bewildered’.He had already conducted affairs with Loelia, Duchess of Westminster, wife of Britain’s richest aristocrat, and with the novelist Rosamond Lehmann.Coward, a confidant to both women, acted as a go-between in these assignations.On the advice of his accountant, Coward became Britain’s first celebrity tax exile.Jamaica then was still a British colony, which was part of its appeal.