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Comprehensive information about Vita Sackville-West including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933. She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate affair with the novelist Virginia Woolf, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which she and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, created at their estate. This educational Vita Sackville-West resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong. Quote Right
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Quote Left Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel. Quote Right
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Quote Left Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness. Quote Right
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