People : Violet Trefusis . Vita’s True Love . | stuartshieldgardendesign


Violet Trefusis (née Keppel; 6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972) was an English writer and socialite. She is chiefly remembered for her lengthy affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West, which the two women continued after their respective marriages to men. Trefusis wrote novels and non-fiction works, both in English and French.

The affair was featured in novels by both parties, in Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando: A Biography, and in many letters and memoirs of the period, roughly 1912–1922. Many are preserved at Yale University Library. Trefusis also inspired other fiction and was featured as a pivotal character in these novels, including “Lady Montdore” in Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate and…

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5 thoughts on “People : Violet Trefusis . Vita’s True Love . | stuartshieldgardendesign

  1. Good morning dear Sarah -reading your blog is is always a lovely way to begin my day. Having grown up in Kent, not too far from Sissinghurst, I have always been interested in the goings-on of Vita Sackville-West and company, including of course Violet Trefusis. I often wonder what they would have thought had they woken up in today’s world – what a shock! Thank you for getting my brain waves moving – and enjoy the day…..keep smiling:) Janet. xx

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    1. What a lovely thought that I’ve got your brain waves moving! I haven’t been to Sissinghurst since the early ’80s when I was working at the Leas Pavilion in Folkestone. I long to go again. I do remember me and another actor taking photographs of each other mimicking the poses of the statues!

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