AUTHOR: Nigel Nicolson
PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books
Portrait of a Marriage: V. Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
by Nigel Nicolson
Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of Sackville-West’s marriage to Harold Nicolson is one of intrigue and bewilderment. In Portrait of a Marriage, their son Nigel combines his mother’s memoir with his own explanations and what he learned from their many letters. Even during her various love affairs with women, Vita maintained a loving marriage with Harold. Portrait of a Marriage presents an often misunderstood but always fascinating couple.
Both subjects of this biography, married couple V. Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, were attracted to people of multiple genders.
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