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Vita Sackville-West
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    (March 9, 1892-June 2, 1962)
    Birth name is Victoria Mary Sackville-West
    Wrote ‘Chatterton (1909),' ‘Knole and the Sackvilles (1922),' ‘Challenge (1923),' ‘The Land (1926),' ‘The Edwardians (1930),' ‘All Passion Spent (1931),' ‘The Garden (1946)' and ‘In Your Garden (1951)'
    Designed Sissinghurst Castle Garden
    Lover of Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf
    She nicknamed her mother ‘B.M.' (short for Bonne Mama).
    She and Violet Trefusis ‘eloped' to France although both were married.
    She was remote towards her children.
    Critic Rebecca West often panned her writing.
    She said her ancestors were ‘a rotten lot and nearly all stark, staring mad.'
    Some of her poetry was used in a bus company ad.
    Her mother thought she was homely.
    Virgina Woolf based her novel ‘Orlando' on her.
    She could not inherit her childhood home Knole House because she was a woman.
    She supported her husband's diplomatic career although she disliked living abroad.
    She became a renowned gardener in her later years.
    She and her husband made their open marriage work relatively well.

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