The Unspoken Truth

The Unspoken Truth

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"Green Leaves is a delight - charming, tender and very personal, thinly-veiled autobiography, where real life and fiction meet in a Bloomsbury novella and short stories that brilliantly evokes the spirit of the era and describes what it is to grow up in the shadow of artists. Featuring Vanessa with other Bells under pseudonyms, as well as Angelica herself, the stories span an entire life: na ve and foolish as Bettina (When All the Leaves), desperately wanting acceptance into the grown-ups circle, she is shy and cautious as Agnes (Aurore) and a contemplative, even humorous old woman as Helen (Friendship). Each reveals a figure trying to understand her place not only within the polished circle of her family, but in an ever-changing world. A sharp observer of the colourful social milieu and the vibrant characters that populate it, these are stories about family and friendships, yet also curdled relationships and small betrayals. Delicate and keenly felt, Angelica Garnett paints a picture of a life lived through literature and art among a world of painters and poets. Here too is a portrait of a woman seeking an understanding and acceptance of her past, and struggling to emerge from
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2010
ISBN: 9780701184353
Branch Call Number: FIC GAR
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 21 cm


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