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Vita and Harold

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781474610865

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

‘Vita and Harold have become part of our literature’ OBSERVER

The marriage of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson was one of the most controversial relationships of the 20th century. This selection of letters, many of which have never been published, skilfully woven together by their son, Nigel Nicolson, gives dramatic new insight into their fascinating lives.

Set within a framework of their son’s highly personal memories, the story of this most extraordinary of marriages comes full circle – from the announcement of their engagement in 1912, through the storm days of Vita’s well-known affairs with Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf, during the years of long separation as Harold’s profession as a diplomat took him abroad, and culminating in the days leading up to Vita’s death in 1962.


Vita and Harold have become part of our literature
Editor Nigel Nicolson has provided ample biographical information in the introduction and commentary to satisfy even the most curious, and the letters provide a good stepping stone to the fascinating diary/biography, Portrait of a Marriage
Georgia Jones-Davis, Los Angeles Times