Violet Trefusis

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Violet Trefusis (née Keppel; 6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972) was an English writer and socialite. She is chiefly remembered for her lesbian affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West. She also wrote novels and many non-fiction works, both in English and French. The affair was featured in novels by both parties, and also in Virginia Woolf's Orlando: A Biography, as well as in many letters and memoirs... more »

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  • ''You are my lover and I am your mistress and kingdoms and empires and governments have tottered and succumbed before now to that mighty combination.''
    Violet Trefusis (1894-1972), British novelist. Last words of letter, March 1919, to author and critic Vita Sackville-West. Published in Letters to Vit...
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  • Paul Hamilton (4/27/2014 12:16:00 PM)

    I think Violet Trefusis was also a gifted poet. I read several books about her but I didn't enjoy the reading because it's always the old and bored stuff regarding Sackville-West. Recently I have found new and fresh portrait which I suggest.:

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