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Vanessa and Her Sister

ISBN: 9781408850237
€10.99
€11.35
DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessa'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 choose whether to protect Virginia's happiness or her own.
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In 1905, two young sisters and their brothers set up house together at 46, Gordon Square in Bloomsbury. Finally free from the restrictions of their parents’ generation, they vow to live remarkable lives and form the Bloomsbury Group of artists. Life is exciting and full of promise: Virginia is writing and Vanessa is painting, while their academic brothers fill the house with unconventional friends. Told from the point of view of Vanessa's diaries, this absorbing novel explores the sisters' complex relationship. We may know about Virginia Woolf’s tragic life and death – perhaps not so much about her less troubled but equally talented sister, Vanessa. I loved this acute and sensitive novel about the infamous Bloomsbury set.
Recommended by Olivia Clear, Dubray Stillorgan




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 brilliant, artistic friends who will come to be known as the legendary Bloomsbury Group. And at the centre of the 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 Woolf'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 Vanessa'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 choose whether to protect Virginia's happiness or her own.

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In 1905, two young sisters and their brothers set up house together at 46, Gordon Square in Bloomsbury. Finally free from the restrictions of their parents’ generation, they vow to live remarkable lives and form the Bloomsbury Group of artists. Life is exciting and full of promise: Virginia is writing and Vanessa is painting, while their academic brothers fill the house with unconventional friends. Told from the point of view of Vanessa's diaries, this absorbing novel explores the sisters' complex relationship. We may know about Virginia Woolf’s tragic life and death – perhaps not so much about her less troubled but equally talented sister, Vanessa. I loved this acute and sensitive novel about the infamous Bloomsbury set.
Recommended by Olivia Clear, Dubray Stillorgan




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 brilliant, artistic friends who will come to be known as the legendary Bloomsbury Group. And at the centre of the 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 Woolf'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 Vanessa'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 choose whether to protect Virginia's happiness or her own.