A Not Shrinking Violet – Ep.25

Violet Trefusis was a famously passionate writerly footnote in the love affair of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West courtesy of the character of Sasha in Woolf’s Orlando, but who exactly was the woman behind the portrait, the woman who famously said, “Across my life only one word will be written: “waste” – waste of life, waste of talent, waste of enterprise.”

Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way)

Mrs. Keppel and her Daughter by Diana Souhami

Violet to Vita: The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West edited by Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips

Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

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