Rebecca West: a life

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Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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How did declasse little Cissie Fairfield turn herself into the formidable essayist and novelist Dame Rebecca West? Glendinning ( Elizabeth Bowen , Vita ) says it took "a web of perceptions constantly ... Read full review


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Victoria Glendinning is the award-winning author of "Trollope" and "Vita: The Life of Vita Sackville-West", which both won the Whitbread biography award, as well as "Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Sitwell, Rebecca West", and "Jonathan Swift". She has also written three novels: "Flight, The Grown-Ups", and "Electricity". She was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1989 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in Somerset, England.

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