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Vita Sackville-West

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Vita Sackville-West Kate Baylay



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Thames & Hudson
01 January 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Yes, that Vita! This was commissioned for the library of Queen Mary's Doll House in 1924, and has been elegantly reproduced, with a cloth cover and gold foiling on the cover, and very beautiful illustrations that catch the joie de vive of the Roaring Twenties. A sprite takes up residence in the luxuriously appointed Doll House, and causes consternation by the traces of her occupation within the beautiful residence. Whimsical and light-hearted, this will delight young and older readers! Lindy Jones


Preserved unpublished on a bookshelf in the library of  the dolls' house created for Queen Mary in 1924, this  enchanting story is a previously unknown work by the  celebrated poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West. The delightful tale tells of a spirit who inhabits the  dolls' house, unseen by conservators, paying guests  to the Castle and even Queen Mary herself. Having  seemingly been present for the major moments of  fairy tale history such as Cinderella's ball, Sleeping  Beauty's waking kiss, and the creation of Aladdin's  palace, she has made herself at home in this early  twentieth-century house, baffling even its maker. This sumptuous book is beautifully bound in real cloth  and uniquely illustrated by Kate Baylay. This charming  story by a major figure in twentieth-century literature  will appeal to adults and children alike.
By:   Vita Sackville-West, Kate Baylay
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 173mm, 
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781909741522
ISBN 10:   1909741523
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 January 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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