Vita & Virginia by Sarah Gristwood
'A well-judged and absorbingly told account...Gristwood shows why their long affection, as much as the erotic centre of their story, is worth telling again and again.' - Times Literary Supplement
Two extraordinary women, a passionate love affair and an enduring friendship
This is the story of Virginia Woolf, beacon of the Bloomsbury set, feminist icon and one of the greatest modern writers, and the aristocratic Vita Sackville-West, a writer herself and the creator of the glorious garden at Sissinghurst.
This new book by Sarah Gristwood is the extraordinary account of the work, friendship and love affair of these two prolific novelists, who came to redefine conventions of femininity, sexuality, art and politics for the modern world. In the heady days of the 1920s they had a brief but ardent love affair, but their bond endured until Virginia s tragic death in 1941. In this scrupulously researched examination of the pair's long friendship, Gristwood draws on their poetry and treasured correspondence to tell the story of this thoroughly modern affair.
Imprint: Pavilion Books
Publication Date: 28/6/18