Admirers of Virginia Woolf's fiction will recognize Pepita as the Spanish dancer whom Orlando marries in Orlando (1928), Woolf's unique "love-letter" to Vita Sackville-West
. The actual Pepita died in childbirth at the age of 41, when her eldest daughter Victoria was only eight years old.
argues convincingly that the English country house is "essentially part of the country, not only in the country, but part of it, a natural growth" (8).
Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and Vita Sackville-West
each emerges in Wolfe's text as possessing a unique understanding of intimacy that would have been unpalatable for the others, but which Wolfe gathers together under the Wittgensteinian label of "family resemblance."
She's the daughter of writer and politician Nigel Nicolson and the granddaughter of novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West
wrote of the seedpods: "They remind me of Yorkshire terriers curled up into a ball."
They include Grimthorpe's daughter, the novelist Violet Trefusis (best known for her affair with Vita Sackville-West
); Eve Fairfax, subject of a Rodin sculpture and Grimthorpe's fiancee; and, in the present day, Catherine Till, who, like Holroyd, wants access to Grimthorpe's papers so that she can determine if she is his illegitimate granddaughter.
SISSINGHURST, in the Kentish part of the Weald, is the estate that prose author and poet Vita Sackville-West
bought in 1930 after it became clear she would not inherit the lease on Knole, her family property.
Join us as we visit some of the finest, from Queen Elizabeth's Kenilworth to Sackville-West
For at least 500 years this country has been famous for her gardens and gardeners and in the twentieth century Christopher Lloyd's name stands alongside Gertrude Jekyll, Lawrence Johnson and Vita Sackville-West
. This is not just for the garden he created at his home.
Here, the Dowager Duchess of Bedford Henrietta Tiarks - an Itgirl who married a duke - discusses her life, as does Kate Sackville-West
, who grew up in Knole, one of the UK''s largest houses.
Here, the Dowager Duchess of Bedford Henrietta Tiarks - an It-girl who married a duke - discusses her life, as does Kate Sackville-West
, who grew up in Knole, one of the UK's largest houses.
A year after Vita Sackville-West
first travelled to Iran in 1927, a journey described in the classic Passenger to Teheran, she returned to the land that had so captured her imagination.