A Book of Secrets

    A Book of Secrets

    Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers

    Michael Holroyd

    Vintage Books 2011

    Paperback 272pp Illustrated

    9780099548942   Product Code: 19771

    Alice Keppel was mistress to both the Prince of Wales and Lord Grimthorpe; Grimthorpe's abandoned fiancee Eve Fairfax was sometime muse to Rodin; while his daughter Violet Trefusis became the lover of Vita Sackville-West. Transporting the reader from Yorkshire to Rapallo, this biographical tour de force follows an intimate web of connections though the undercurrents of Victorian and Edwardian society to bring to light this brilliant company of neglected women.

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