Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell : A Very Close Conspiracy Paperback
by Jane Dunn
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Section: 32, b/w photos
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/02/2001
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9781860498510
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Review by ColmGuerin
This is a great read into the relationship of the two prolific sisters. Though a little verbose at times, the author gives us a valuable insight into the Stephen's early family life, their contribution to the "Bloomsbury Group" and their respective marriages. One of the joys of this book for me was the explainations it gives throughout on how Virginia's close relationship with Vanessa impacted her own writing.