The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf (Random House Reader's Circle)
In March 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in England’s River Ouse. Her body was found three weeks later. What seemed like a tragic ending at the time was, in fact, just the beginning of a mystery. . . .Six decades after Virginia Woolf’s death, landscape... show more
In March 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in England’s River Ouse. Her body was found three weeks later. What seemed like a tragic ending at the time was, in fact, just the beginning of a mystery. . . .Six decades after Virginia Woolf’s death, landscape designer Jo Bellamy has come to Sissinghurst Castle for two reasons: to study the celebrated White Garden created by Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West and to recover from the terrible wound of her grandfather’s unexplained suicide. In the shadow of one of England’s most famous castles, Jo makes a shocking find: Woolf’s last diary, its first entry dated the day after she allegedly killed herself.If authenticated, Jo’s discovery could shatter everything historians believe about Woolf’s final hours. But when the Woolf diary is suddenly stolen, Jo’s quest to uncover the truth will lead her on a perilous journey into the tumultuous inner life of a literary icon whose connection to the White Garden ultimately proved devastating. Rich with historical detail, The White Garden is an enthralling novel of literary suspense that explores the many ways the past haunts the present–and the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the most carefully tended garden.
Publish date: 2009-09-29
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
I really liked this book I was all over google earth looking at Sissinghurst and the White Garden. This was a fun way to learn a little more about Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, and the Bloomsbury Group. The Mystery was good also
I never finished this book. I got about 20% of the way into it and realized it just wasn't engaging me. I have far too many books waiting on my shelves to waste time with reading something that isn't compelling me to want to learn more about the story. Too many sub-plots going on and none of them ma...
A mystery surrounding the death of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West's White Garden in Sissinghurst. A fun historical literary mystery with a little romance.