04 August 2006

Deceived with Kindness - A Bloomsbury Childhood

Angelica Garnett is the daughter of Vanessa Bell and her lover Duncan Grant. At the time of Angelica's birth, Vanessa was still married to Clive Bell, so Angelica was passed off to the world as his daughter, though many people in the inner circle of the Bloomsbury Group knew the truth. This crucial fact of her provenance was concealed from her until she was nineteen years old - whereupon she 'avenged' herself on the family by marrying David Garnett, who had been her father's lover even before she was born ... Read more >>


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