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Vita: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

Vita: The Life of Vita Sackville-West
Victoria Glendinning

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Vita Sackville-West was a vital, gifted and complex woman. A dedicated writer, she made her mark as poet, novelist, biographer, travel writer, journalist and broadcaster. She was also one of the most influential English gardeners of the century, creating with her husband the famous gardens at Sissinghurst. In her Whitbread Prize-winning biography, Glendinning documents Vita’s extraordinary life, focusing on her relationships with Violet Trefusis, Virginia Woolf, her husband, and her two sons together with her unpublicised love affairs. Vita was determined to be more than just a married woman; her passionate, secretive character, and the strains, mistakes and achievements of her remarkable life makes this an absorbing and disturbing book.

Author Info

Victoria Glendinning is a biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist. Her biographies include A Suppressed Cry: Life and Death of a Quaker Daughter; Elizabeth Bowen: Portait of a Writer; Edith Sitwell: A Unicorn Among Lions (winner of the Duff Cooper Prize and the James Tait Black Prize); Rebecca West; Anthony Trollope (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Biography), Jonathan Swift and Leonard Woolf. Her most recent biography is a life of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, published by Profile in 2012. Her novels include The Grown-Ups, Electricity and Flight.

Victoria is an Honorary Vice-President of English PEN, Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature and a Trustee of the Man Booker Foundation. She was awarded a CBE in 1998.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781788312431
Publication Date: 29 May 2018
Number of Pages: 480
Height: 198
Width: 129
Illustrations: 18 black and white illustrations in an 18-page black and white plates section

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