A Book of Secrets : Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers

A Book of Secrets : Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers

Description

A Book of Secrets is a masterfully atmospheric treasure-trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries.

Acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd peers into dusty corners to bring a company of unknown women into the light; Alice Keppel was the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; Eve Fairfax was Lord Grimthorpe's abandoned fiancee and sometime muse of Auguste Rodin; and the novelist Violet Trefusis was the lover of Vita Sackville-West.

Taking the reader on a journey of discovery from Ravello to Paris, from Kirkstall Grange in Yorkshire to Vita Sackville-West's home at Knole, A Book of Secrets lucidly gives voice to fragile human connections.


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Details

Author(s)
Michael Holroyd
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 18mm | 213g
Publication date
03 Nov 2011
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, ports.
ISBN10
0099548941
ISBN13
9780099548942
Bestsellers rank
383,105