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Join ‘Vita & Virginia’ author Sarah Gristwood at Heffers this May

31/05/2018 6:30 pm – 31/05/2018 8:00 pm | Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY

On 31st May, join Sarah Gristwood at Heffers as she discusses Vita and Virginia, her new double biography of two extraordinary women, examining their lives both together and apart.

Virginia Woolf is one of the world’s most famous writers, and a leading light of literary modernism and feminism. During the 1920s she had a passionate affair with a fellow author, Vita Sackville-West, and they remained friends until Virginia’s death in 1941. The hero of Virginia’s novel Orlando was modelled on Vita and the book has been described as ‘one of the longest and most charming love letters in history’ – that’s on top of the more than 500 letters they wrote to each other. Vita was also a highly regarded and award-winning novelist before the War, but she is most famous today as the co-creator of the garden at Sissinghurst, one of the most influential and visited gardens in the world.

Sarah is a best-selling biographer, novelist, broadcaster, former film journalist and commentator on royal affairs. She will be in conversation with Alison Hennegan, Director of Studies at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and lecturer at Literature Cambridge.

Tickets for the evening can be purchased here, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note tickets are transferable but not refundable.

When: 31st May, 6.30pm to 8pm
Where: Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY
Price: £5 in advance (£7 on the door)

 

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