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Behind the Mask The Life of Vita Sackville-West

by Matthew Dennison

Biography / Autobiography

Behind the Mask The Life of Vita Sackville-West Synopsis

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, 'Rose Queen', devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast - Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward. Her life is re-told here in a dazzling new biography. Vita Sackville-West was a woman who defied categorisation. She was the dispossessed girl whose lonely childhood at Knole inspired enduring feats of imagination, the celebrated author and poet, the adored and affectionate wife whose marriage included passionate homosexual affairs (most famously with Virginia Woolf ), and the recluse who found in nature and her garden at Sissinghurst Castle solace from the contradictions of her extraordinary life. In this dazzling new biography, Matthew Dennison traces these complexities, depicting a prolific, radical, sensitive and uncompromising figure in all her depth.

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ISBN: 9780007486984
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007486984
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Matthew Dennison
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Biography: literary, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers,

About Matthew Dennison

Matthew Dennison is the author of the critically acclaimed 'The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter', written with the full assistance of the Royal Archives and published in nine UK editions to date, 'Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia', 'The Twelve Caesars' and 'Queen Victoria'. Described in the Independent as 'one of those rare marvels, a historical biographer whose work has reached the bestseller lists', he is also a regular contributor to Country Life, Telegraph Magazine, the Times and Majesty.

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