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Virginia Woolf And Vanessa Bell: A Very Close Conspiracy

Jane Dunn

4 Reviews

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

* A moving and important book on the relationship between two remarkable sisters who jointly created the Bloomsbury Group

* 'It is almost too true and too moving to be read by a close relation' Quentin Bell

This is the story of a deep and close relationship between two sisters - Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. The influence they exerted over each others lives, their competitiveness, the fierce love they had for each other and also their intense rivalry is explored here with subtlety and compassion. The thoughts, motives and actions of these two remarkably artistic women who jointly created the Bloomsbury Group is revealed with all its intricacies in this moving biography.

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Praise for Virginia Woolf And Vanessa Bell: A Very Close Conspiracy

  • An outstanding work, and reading it is a source of real pleasure ... one of the best books on Virginia Woolf to date - LITERARY REVIEW

  • Her unlayering of this complex relationship is subtle and far-reaching ...The wealth of the material makes possible some of the brilliant equations to be found in this book - SUNDAY TIMES

  • Dunn plunges deep beneath the surface to the complicated emotions and personalities of these two women, illuminating them with great clarity and understanding. - OBSERVER

  • Jane Dunn's astute account of their relationship is a revealing pleasure. - INDEPENDENT

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