A Book of Secrets : Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers, Paperback

A Book of Secrets : Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers Paperback


"A Book of Secrets" is a masterfully atmospheric treasure-trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries.

Acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd peers into dusty corners to bring a company of unknown women into the light: Alice Keppel was the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; Eve Fairfax was Lord Grimthorpe's abandoned fiancee and sometime muse of Auguste Rodin; and, the novelist Violet Trefusis was the lover of Vita Sackville-West.

Taking the reader on a journey of discovery from Ravello to Paris, from Kirkstall Grange in Yorkshire to Vita Sackville-West's home at Knole, "A Book of Secrets" lucidly gives voice to fragile human connections.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations, ports.
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780099548942



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