Love Letters: Vita and Virginia

Love Letters: Vita and Virginia

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 04/02/2021
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Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
Gorgeous insight into an iconic relationship!
This was such a beautiful book to read, it was so amazing to have all of these letters in one place to be able to read as a narrative :)
Lucy Vandenberg
Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
A wonderful insight into the love and lives of V&V!
I am absolutely fascinated by Virginia Woolf, and when I had the opportunity to read this collection of love letters, I snapped at the chance. I have le... READ MORE
Lauren
Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
Just wonderful!
I think one of the things about the 21st century that makes me sad, is the lack of actual paper letter writing. Yes, we are all in constant communication e... READ MORE
Rhiannon MacG

Synopsis

Delve into a legendary literary love affair
'I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone. I just miss you...'

At a dinner party in 1922, Virginia Woolf met the renowned author, aristocrat - and sapphist - Vita Sackville-West. Virginia wrote in her diary that she didn't think much of Vita's conversation, but she did think very highly of her legs. It was to be the start of almost twenty years of flirtation, friendship, and literary collaboration. Their correspondence ended only with Virginia's death in 1941.

Intimate and playful, these selected letters and diary entries allow us to hear these women's constantly changing feelings for each other in their own words. Eavesdrop on the affair that inspired Virginia to write her most fantastical novel, Orlando, and discover a relationship that - even a hundred years later - feels radical and relatable.

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM ALISON BECHDEL, AUTHOR OF FUN HOME AND CREATOR OF THE BECHDEL TEST.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784876722
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 18 mm

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Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
Intimate and highly personal
A fascinating collection of correspondence between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. Laid out chronologically, it is interspersed with enlightening, ... READ MORE
T Edwards
Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
Beautiful, wonderful, witty and a piece of time brought to life
Wow what a gorgeous,wonderful and brilliant collection of letters between two of the greats of their time Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville West. I fell in... READ MORE
Zoe Radley
Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
Wonderfully important book
Loved this, its a wonderful collection of letters and diary entries that outline the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. There is ... READ MORE
Claire Estelle
Love Letters: Vita and Virginia
A Joy To Read
I loved having the privilege of reading these personal letters and thoughts. I found the relationship between these two fascinating women so compelling but... READ MORE
Kayleigh  Panton