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).
Ostensibly it is a fascinating tale of seven generations of women, including Vita Sackville-West
, friend and lover of Virginia Woolf and the famous houses in which they intermittently lived: Knole, the calendar house, with its 365 rooms and 52 staircases and Sissinghurst with its celebrated gardens.
's Passenger to Teheran is a 1926 travelogue based on her travels from London to Persia to visit her diplomat husband.
With a large natural swimming pond and writers' retreat, it features a two-storey, oak-framed building inspired by the writing room of poet Vita Sackville-West
at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, a swimming pond edged with water-loving plants, a woodland of river birches, acacias and acers, and a garden with tumbling roses and peonies in a palette of greens, punctuated by soft pinks, lavender blues and creams, and a touch of orange.
It features a two-storey oak framed building inspired by the writing room of poet Vita Sackville-West
at Sissinghurst Castle, a swimming pond edged with water-loving plants, a woodland of river birches, acacias and acers, and a garden with tumbling roses and peonies in a palette of greens, punctuated by soft pinks, lavender blues and creams, with a touch of orange.
The Sissinghurst garden was created by writer Vita Sackville-West
and her husband, Harold Nicolson.
Strang is best known as a portrait painter, with Masefield himself, along with Thomas Hardy and Vita Sackville-West
among his sitters.
Similarly concerned with the recuperation of historical female characters in literature, Stefania Arcara (University of Catania, Italy) analysed the interest of female Modernist authors in tracing a genealogy of women, starting with Vita Sackville-West
's canonization of Aphra Behn in the biography The Incomparable Astrea (1927).
P233: Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
(unknown photographer) at Monk's House, Sussex, 1933.
She's the daughter of writer and politician Nigel Nicolson and the granddaughter of novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West
The gardener-poet Vita Sackville-West
described it as a "sinister litde flower, in die mournful colour of decay".
Forster, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
. Any study of Bloomsbury's philosophy would include some reference to G.