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Description - Deceived With Kindness by Angelica Garnett

Angelica Garnett may truly be called a child of Bloomsbury. Her Aunt was Virginia Woolf, her mother Vanessa Bell, and her father Duncan Grant, though for many years Angelica believed herself, naturally enough, the daughter of Vanessa's husband Clive. Her childhood homes, Charleston in Sussex and Gordon Square in London, were both centres of Bloomsbury activity, and she grew up surrounded by the most talked-about writers and artists of the day - Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry, the Stracheys, Maynard Keynes, David Garnett (whom she later married), and many others. But the book is also a record of a young girl's particular struggle to emerge from that extraordinary and intense milieu as a mature and independent woman. With an honesty that is by degrees agonising and uplifting, the author creates a vibrant, poignant picture of her mother, Vanessa Bell, of her own emergent individuality, and of the Bloomsbury era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712662666
ISBN-10: 0712662669
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Angelica Garnett

Angelica Garnett was born at Charleston, her parents' home in Sussex, on Christmas Day, 1918. As a young woman she studied acting before turning to painting, drawing, illustration and decoration. In 1942 she married David Garnett, who was twenty-six years her senior (and who died in 1981), and they had four daughters. She now lives in the south of France.

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