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Vita sackville west

Explore the extraordinary life and achievements of Vita Sackville West, a prominent writer, gardener, and icon of the early 20th century. Learn about her literary works, her influential role in the Bloomsbury Group, and her captivating garden at Sissinghurst Castle.
TARA DILLARD: American Farmhouse: How to Live on a Small Farmstead Vita Sackville West, Michel De Montaigne, Francoise Gilot, Virginia Wolf, Bloomsbury Group, Cecil Beaton, Writers And Poets, National Portrait Gallery, Female Artists

At the front end of gardening in Georgia, newly graduated from SMU into Jimmy Carter's 21% interest rates and few jobs, I lived above a 3 car carriage house. Built in the late teens of the last century, red brick, wood floors, high ceilings, 3 dormer windows, 2 bedrooms/1 bath, living room, kitchen/dining, and a huge deck in back, high on posts, overlooking 50 rolling, open/wooded acres, behind dense woods an east/west train track, unseen but not unheard, bordered the back property line…

Tara Dillard
Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and the country house | OUPblog Vita Sackville West, Edwardian Fashion, Edwardian Era, Vintage Fashion, Victorian, Edwardian Skirt, Teddy Girl, Belle Epoque, Old Pictures

A ‘slobbering valentine to a member of the upper classes’, ‘an orgy of snobbery’, and ‘the apotheosis of brown-nosing’: Angela Carter’s excoriating dismissal of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (1928), delivered in Tom Paulin’s notorious televisual polemic, J’accuse Virginia Woolf (1991), serves as a reminder that this work has as much potential as any of her novels to provoke heated disagreements.

Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville West, Bloomsbury Group, Garden History, Dance Bands, Somewhere In Time, Writers

Art lovers and Bloomsbury fans all flock to Sissinghurst Castle, once home to Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, but the restoration of their vast library has revealed another story, of the enduring love on which their unconventional marriage was built.

Jade K.toth