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Rd of a young girl's particular struggle to achieve independence from that extraordinary and intense milieu as a mature and independent woman With an honesty that is by degrees agonising and uplifting the author creates a vibrant poignant picture of her mother Vanessa Bell of her own emergent individuality and of the Bloomsbury era From a review by Tiffin on LibraryReads The book sheds light into certain corners of Virginia Woolf s personality Vanessa Bell and the lives of the whole Bloomsbury group But that illumination is incidental to the real purpose of the book a deeply introspective look by an individual at what has shaped them to be the person they have ended up being An interesting read Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 of a young girl's particular struggle to achieve independence from that extraordinary and intense milieu as a mature and independent woman With an honesty that is by degrees agonising and uplifting the author creates a vibrant poignant picture Imagine Me of her mother Vanessa Bell Beyond Temptation of her Past Due Debt Collection own emergent individuality and Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of the Bloomsbury era From a review by Tiffin The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline on LibraryReads The book sheds light into certain corners Where I’m Calling From of Virginia Woolf s personality Vanessa Bell and the lives The Accidental Activist of the whole Bloomsbury group But that illumination is incidental to the real purpose

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Angelica Garnett may truly Kindness A ePUB #8608 be called a child of Bloomsbury Her Aunt Deceived with ePUB #192 was Virginia Woolf her mother Vanessa Bell and her father Duncan Grant though with Kindness A eBook #9734 for many years Angelica believed herself naturally enough the daughter of Vanessa's husband CliveHer childhood hom At home with the Bloomsbury Group and slightly limited by a child s perspective the memoir is useful ground work for exploring Bloomsbury texts and art Duncan Grant comes out well and as I lived next to his childhood holiday home between Avie and Kincraig in Scotland then I obviously found it a pleasure The Grant family themselves are fascinating everything from Memoirs of a Highland Lady to Grant s Whiskey made by the other half of the family who founded Granton On SpeyHaving read Mr Garnett s Lady into Fox and Woolf s Orlando in which Angelica appears as the photo of the Russian Princess Sasha who is described as a fox you can t help noticing that something utterly bizarre happened at Angelica s birth it goes something like this Bunny Garnett was the homosexual lover of Duncan Grant Duncan Grant had a sexual liaison with Vanessa Bell who was married to his friend Clive Bell When the child was born apparently Bunny declared he would marry her when she was an adult When Angelica was 7 Bunny wrote a book about a wife changing into a fox having an illegitimate child with another fox and calling it Angelica the husband then loves the baby fox insteadIf that isn t weird enough Virginia Woolf when she modeled Sasha on the child Angelica in 1928 when Angelica was 10 calls Sasha a Russian fox in the text of Orlando She must have read Garnett s book and understood the referenceThen Bunny rabbit hunted by foxes did go and marry Angelica when she emerged from her teens If this happened in recent terms then phrases like taken into care and 10 to 15 years would come to mind They were a crazy lot those Bloomsbury types

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Es Charleston in Sussex and Gordon Suare in London were both centres of Bloomsbury activity and she grew up surrounded by the most talked about writers and artists of the day Leonard and Virginia Woolf Roger Fry the Stracheys Maynard Keynes David Garnett whom she later married and many othersBut Deceived with Kindness is also a reco A vivid picture of the Bloomsbury group from the point of view of someone raised in it from childhood though Angelica was a casualty of her parents dedication to art and to themselves before all else She brings everyone to lifeOf Lytton Strachey I remember little he was for me hardly than a pair of dark brown eyes magnified by glasses kindly but so intensely reflective that communication was almost out of the uestionVirginia poured out tea not as Vanessa did with a careful steady hand but waving the teapot to and fro as she talked to emphasize her meaningAnd this from the beginningIn the passage at Charleston I had hung some photographs of my grandmother Julia Jackson taken by my great great aunt Julia Margaret Cameron As I looked at them I became conscious of an inheritance not only of genes but also of feelings and habits of mind which like motes of dust spiralling downwards settle on the most recent generation

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Deceived with Kindness A Bloomsbury Childhood
  • Angelica Garnett
  • English
  • 04 December 2017
  • 9780712662666

About the Author: Angelica Garnett

Daughter of Vanessa Bell Kindness A ePUB ↠ and Duncan Grant married to late great David Deceived with ePUB À Garnett Daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant Although her parentage was well with Kindness A eBook ☆ known in Bloomsbury circles she did not learn that Clive Bell was not her father until she was nineteen She spent her childhood at Charleston and in the South of France and went on to become an actress and artist collaborating with Vanessa B.



10 thoughts on “Deceived with Kindness A Bloomsbury Childhood

  1. says:

    Initially I rated this book three stars but I have revised it upwards to four stars on my second readingA well written compelling book and yetAngelica Garnett describes Bloomsbury and Charleston from an insider's point of view and yet I felt that the story had such a strong personal slant that I was none the wiser about what Duncan

  2. says:

    Written after years of psychotherapy and after discovering that her husband had once been her father's lover this is an interesting book though I do not highly reccommend it I think my own interest in the book stems from the fact that I have read so much about her family and their coterie for avid Bloomsburyist only

  3. says:

    At home with the Bloomsbury Group and slightly limited by a child's perspective the memoir is useful ground work for exploring Bloomsbury texts and art Duncan Grant comes out well and as I lived next to his childhood holiday home between Avie and Kincraig in Scotland then I obviously found it a pleasure The Grant family themselves are fascinating everything from 'Memoirs of a Highland Lady' to Grant's Whiskey made by t

  4. says:

    When Angelica was born Bunny Garnett had written to Lytton Strachey saying of the baby Its beauty is the remarkable thing I think of marrying it; when she is 20 I shall be 46 – will it be scandalousIt was

  5. says:

    This is memoir as exorcism “it represents nothing so much as an emergence from the dark into the light” EpilogueAngelica Garnett spent seven years writing this memoir working through the emotions of her childhood and subseuent marriage in

  6. says:

    A vivid picture of the Bloomsbury group from the point of view of someone raised in it from childhood though Angelica was a casualty of her parents' dedication to art and to themselves before all else She brings e

  7. says:

    uite disappointing Left me with a clear dislike for the Bloomsbury lot although I love a lot of their paintings I live very neer Charlston and it is a beautiful place where if you grew up there andor where able to do what

  8. says:

    From a review by Tiffin on LibraryReads The book sheds light into certain corners of Virginia Woolf’s persona

  9. says:

    What a self absorbed woman Angelica grew up to be Getting to old age and still bemoaning your childhood which was bohemian but priv

  10. says:

    Reading as part of my interest in the Bloomsbury group specifically Vanessa Bell the sister of Virginia Woolf This is a book by Vanessa's daughter

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