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Portrait Of A Marriage

Portrait Of A Marriage

The classic story of the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, and a unique portrait of the Bloomsbury Group.

The marriage was that between the two writers, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson and the portrait is drawn partly by Vita herself in an autobiography which she left behind at her death in 1962 and partly by her son, Nigel.

It was one of the happiest and strangest marriages there has ever been. Both Vita and Harold were always in love with other people and each gave the other full liberty ‘without enquiry or reproach’, knowing that their love for each other would be unaffected and even strengthened by the crises which it survived. This account of their love story is now a modern classic.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Historical, Political & Military

On Sale: 25th July 2013

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781780226682


A brilliantly structured account of the dramas, infidelities and deep emotional attachment that went to construct the partnership of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West
Michael de-la-Noy, Guardian
One of the most absorbing stories, built around two very remarkable people, ever to stray from Gothic fiction into real life
Times Literary Supplement
Portrait of a Marriage is as close to a cry from the heart as anybody writing English in our time has come, and it is a cry that, once heard, is not likely ever to be forgotten ... Unexpected and astonishing
Brendan Gill, The New Yorker
The charm of this book lies in the elegance of its narration, the taste with which their son has managed to convey the real, enduring quality of his parents' love for each other
Doris Grumbach, New Republic
Nigel's insightful Portrait of a Marriage shines a light on a fascinating couple
Literary Ladies Guide
An intimate and controversial account of his bisexual parents' open relationship
Jennifer Conlin, New York Times