Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture Vita Sackville-West - Novelist, poet and creator of Sissinghurst via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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Born to affluence in one of the great stately homes of England, Vita Sackville-West never really recovered from the fact that she had been born a girl and so could not inherit Knole, the house she adored. Her life was controversial and full of contradictions: She married Harold Nicolson, but eloped with Violet Keppel; she wanted to be a famous poet, but is best remembered today for creating one of the loveliest gardens in England; she was loved by men and women and had an astonishing variety of sexual partners, but she remained happily married to one man.
Susannah Fullerton depicts the creation and development of Sissinghurst’s wonderful garden and discusses the intriguing life story of Vita herself.
Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image| Vita Sackville-West, photo supplied by Susannah Fullerton