A Book of Secrets

A Book of Secrets

Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers

By Michael Holroyd

A masterfully atmospheric book of hidden lives and family secrets from the celebrated biographer

A Book of Secrets is a masterfully atmospheric treasure-trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries.

Acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd peers into dusty corners to bring a company of unknown women into the light; Alice Keppel was the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; Eve Fairfax was Lord Grimthorpe's abandoned fiancée and sometime muse of Auguste Rodin; and the novelist Violet Trefusis was the lover of Vita Sackville-West.

Taking the reader on a journey of discovery from Ravello to Paris, from Kirkstall Grange in Yorkshire to Vita Sackville-West's home at Knole, A Book of Secrets lucidly gives voice to fragile human connections.

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Paperback

9780099548942

January 2, 2012

Vintage

RRP $19.99

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EBook

9781407063751

November 15, 2010

Vintage Digital

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