Cole Porter and the Beguine (Sterling’s First Novel, Saigon Adieu, excerpt 2)

Cole Porter and the Beguine (Richard Sterling’s Novel excerpt 2)   It was the year that Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi; Alcoholics Anonymous was founded. And Cole Porter set out upon a world cruise. Although he never set out to give a name to a tramp steamship from Saigon. It was just one of those things to begin the Beguine. It was March 1, 1935 in Apia, Samoa. In the snug harbor lay the Cunard-White Star line’s cruise... Read More