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Recycling Sackville-West style

A review of Sarah Raven’s Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst: The Creation of a Garden. Haven't we had enough cuttings from Vita Sackville-West by now?

22 March 2014

9:00 AM

22 March 2014

9:00 AM

Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst: The Creation of a Garden Vita Sackville-West and Sarah Raven

Virago, pp.382, £30, ISBN: 9781844088988

Here’s a book co-authored by one dead woman and one living one. Sarah Raven is the second wife of Adam Nicolson, grandson of Vita Sackville-West. In 1930 Vita bought Sissinghurst, the ruins of a great 16th-century house, and with her husband Harold Nicolson created the world-famous garden. Tell me the old, old story.

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