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Annotation:They were often drunk and broke, sometimes hungry, but they were of a rebellious spirit. Inhabiting the same England with Philistines and Puritans, this parallel minority of moral pioneers lived in a world of faulty fireplaces, bounced checks, blocked drains, whooping cough, and incontinent cats. They were the bohemians.
Annotation:The story of the wild, beautiful, fearless Idina Sackville, descendant of one of England's oldest families, who went off to Kenya in search of adventure and became known as the high priestess of the scandalous Happy Valley Set .
Annotation:From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century. With wonderful additions by Sarah Raven, a famous British gardener in her own right who is married to Vita's grandson Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst draws on this extraordinary archive, revealing Vita's most loved flowers, as well as offering practical advice for gardeners.
Annotation:Based on the true story of Vita Sackville-West's tortured, public affair with novelist Violet Keppel. Though Vita and her husband, diplomat Harold Nicolson, knowingly cheated on each other throughout their 50-year marriage, it was her liaison with her childhood friend Violet that threatened the marriage.
Annotation:It is here in this world of her own that she finds a passion that comes only with the freedom to choose, and it is this, her greatest gift, that she passes on to the only one who can understand its value.
Annotation:In a novel of love, family inheritance, and desperation, the author offers a fictional account of Virginia Woolf's last days and her friendship with a poet living in his mother's shadow.
Annotation:Dolly is getting ready to marry the wrong man. "She knew, as she looked round...that something remarkable and upsetting in her life was steadily going forward."
Annotation:Painting pictures of Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell and Dora Carrington, this book describes the female self in the act of creation.
Annotation:This volume catalogues the woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and other prints created by Vanessa Bell, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant with various colour and black and white reproductions.
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The Bloomsbury group included artists, writers, philosophers, and other intellectuals who met in homes and were quite influential. Who were they and what did they write? This is a good place to begin..