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Vita Sackville-West


(Victoria Mary Sackville-West)
UK flag (1892 - 1962)

Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, CH, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist and gardener. Her long narrative poem, The Land, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. She won it again, becoming the only writer to do so, in 1933 with her Collected Poems. She helped create her own gardens in Sissinghurst, Kent which provide the backdrop to Sissinghurst Castle. She was famous for her exuberant aristocratic life, her strong marriage, and her passionate affairs with women like novelist Virginia Woolf.
 
 
Novels
   Heritage (1918)
   The Dragon in Shallow Waters (1921)
   Challenge (1923)
   Grey Wethers (1923)
   Seducers in Ecuador (1924)
   The Edwardians (1930)
   All Passion Spent (1931)
   Family History (1932)
   The Dark Island (1934)
   Grand Canyon (1942)
   Devil at Westease (1947)
   The Easter Party (1953)
   No Signposts in the Sea (1960)
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Collections
   Poems of West and East (1917)
   Orchard and Vineyard (1921)
   Heir (1922)
   The Land (poems) (1926)
   King's Daughter (poems) (1929)
   The Death of Noble Godavary and Gottfried Kuenstler (1932)
   Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour (1932)
   Selected Poems (poems) (1941)
   The Garden (poems) (1946)
   The Land and The Garden (poems) (1989)
   Selected Writings (2002)
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Non fiction
   Knole and the Sackvilles (1922)
   Passenger to Teheran (1926)
   Aphra Behn (1927)
   Andrew Marvell (1933)
   Saint Joan of Arc (1936)
   Pepita (1937)
   Some Flowers (1937)
   Country Notes (1940)
   The Eagle and the Dove (1943)
   In Your Garden (1951)
   In Your Garden Again (1953)
   More for Your Garden (1955)
   Even More for Your Garden (1958)
   Joy of Gardening (1960)
   Faces: Profiles of Dogs (1961)
   The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf (1984) (with Virginia Woolf)
   The Illustrated Garden Book (1986)
   Twelve Days (1987)
   Berkeley Castle (1989)
   Vita and Harold (1992)
   The Women's Land Army (1993)
   English Country Houses (1996)
   Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst (2014) (with Sarah Raven)
   Love Letters (2021) (with Virginia Woolf)
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