On Sale: December 30, 2014
Featuring: Vanessa; Virginia; Thoby
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Fiction | Historical | Women's Fiction
London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the
Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia,
Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home
and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde
Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of
bright, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into
legend and come to be known as the Bloomsbury Group. And at
the center of this charmed circle are the devoted, gifted
sisters: Vanessa, the painter, and Virginia, the writer.
Each member of the group will go on to earn fame and
success, but so far Vanessa Bell has never sold a painting.
Virginia Woolfâ€™s book review has just been turned down by
The Times. Lytton Strachey has not published anything. E. M.
Forster has finished his first novel but does not like the
title. Leonard Woolf is still a civil servant in Ceylon, and
John Maynard Keynes is looking for a job. Together, this
sparkling coterie of artists and intellectuals throw away
convention and embrace the wild freedom of being young,
single bohemians in London.
But the landscape shifts when Vanessa unexpectedly falls in
love and her sister feels dangerously abandoned. Eerily
possessive, charismatic, manipulative, and brilliant,
Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessaâ€™s
constant attention and encouragement. Without it, she
careens toward self-destruction and madness. As tragedy and
betrayal threaten to destroy the family, Vanessa must decide
if it is finally time to protect her own happiness above all
The work of exciting young newcomer Priya Parmar, Vanessa
and Her Sister exquisitely captures the champagne-heady days
of prewar London and the extraordinary lives of sisters
Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
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