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Vanessa and her sister : a novel

Author: Priya Parmar
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Bond Street Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of bright, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into legend and come to be known as the Bloomsbury Group. And at the center of this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Parmar, Priya, 1974-, author.
Vanessa and her sister.
(CaOONL)20149031726
Named Person: Vanessa Bell; Virginia Woolf; Vanessa Bell; Virginia Woolf; Vanessa Bell; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priya Parmar
ISBN: 9780385681339 038568133X
OCLC Number: 880843116
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Priya Parmar.

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"London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of bright, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into legend and come to be known as the Bloomsbury Group. And at the center of this charmed circle are the devoted, gifted sisters: Vanessa, the painter, and Virginia, the writer. Each member of the group will go on to earn fame and success eventually, but so far Vanessa Bell has never sold a painting. Virginia Woolf's book review has just been turned down by The Times. Lytton Strachey has not published anything. E. M. Forster has finished his first novel but does not like the title. Leonard Woolf is still a civil servant in Ceylon, and John Maynard Keynes is looking for a job. Together, this sparkling coterie of artists and intellectuals throw away convention and embrace the wild freedom of being young, single bohemians in London. But the landscape shifts when Vanessa unexpectedly falls in love and her sister feels dangerously abandoned. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative, and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessa's constant attention and encouragement. Without it, she careens toward self-destruction and madness. As tragedy and betrayal threaten to destroy the family, Vanessa must decide if it is finally time to protect her own happiness above all else."--

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