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Garsington Revisited

9780861967377: Paperback
Release Date: 1st January 2018

56 b&w illus.

Dimensions: 156 x 229

Number of Pages: 456

John Libbey Publishing

Garsington Revisited

The Legend of Lady Ottoline Morrell Brought Up-to-Date


Paperback / £28.99
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Lady Ottoline Morrell was the foremost host of the Bloomsbury set, offering sustenance and friendship to Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, TS Eliot, DH Lawrence, Duncan Grant and her lover Bertrand Russell, to name but a few. This book is a revised and updated edition of the author’s original biography of Ottoline first published in 1975 worldwide. It has been updated, with vignettes about her sources, including lunch at ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" / Charleston with Duncan Grant, and a ship’s tumbler of sherry with David Garnett as a prelude to discussing "skeletons in Ottoline’s cupboard"). Her sources in Texas where she read more than 8,000 letters to Ottoline including 2,500 letters from Bertrand Russell, can now be located in new footnotes. Darroch remains as impressed as ever by Ottoline’s courage and determination to forgo the comfortable life of an aristocrat to mix with – and champion – some of the 20th century’s leading artists and writers. The definitive biography.

Sandra Jobson Darroch is the author of nine books, including introducing a new edition of The Lost Girl by DH Lawrence. Her biography Ottoline: the Life of Lady Ottoline Morrell (Chatto & Windus and Cassell) was published in the USA and UK to critical acclaim. After 40 years she has revisited her subject, with extensive extras as Garsington Revisited. She was the first woman to work on general news at The Sydney Morning Herald and later pursued her journalistic and writing careers in London and New York, before returning to live Australia, where she lives with her husband Robert Darroch, the noted scholar of DH Lawrence.