All Passion Spent

All Passion Spent

Book - 2011
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When Lady Slane was young, she nurtured a secret, burning ambition: to become an artist. She became, instead, the dutiful wife of a great statesman, and mother to six children. In her widowhood she finally defies her family. Her children, all over sixty, have planned for her to spend her remaining days quietly, as a paying guest of each of them in turn. Much to their dismay, Lady Slane rents a small house in Hampstead and chooses to live independently, free from her past. She revels in her new-found freedom, living the life she forfeited seventy years earlier to the conventions of a Victorian marriage, and attracts an odd assortment of companions. Among them is Mr FitzGeorge, an eccentric millionaire who met her in India, when she was very young and very lovely?.?.?.

First published in 1931, All Passion Spent is the fictional companion to her friend Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.
Publisher: London : Virago, 2011
ISBN: 9780860683582
Branch Call Number: FICTION SACKVILLE 2011
Characteristics: xiii, 174 pages ; 20 cm


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When Lady Slane becomes a widow after seventy years of marriage she defies the conventions of her Victorian upbringing and her children and rents a small house in Hampstead, choosing to live independently.

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Oct 05, 2017

This wonderful book was recommended to me by a friend who loved it and I recommended it to another friend who loved it. There is so much philosophy and so much knowledge about the way that women can get lost and then found in life. I highly recommend it, especially to women.


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