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'The core of this book is a love affair with Bloomsbury; but a sunny temperament, sharp ear, appreciative eye and richly coloured family background make it also, especially in the early chapters, a classic' Observer Frances Marshall was destined for Bloomsbury. Related to the Stracheys and the Frys, she was brought up in an enlightened and advanced way by parents whose passions were 'eugenics, agnosticism and the march of science'. After being educated at Bedales and Cambridge she fell in love with Ralph Partridge. Their association precipitated one of Bloomsbury's greatest crises on account of Partridge's involvement with Lytton Strachey and Carrington. In these vivid and perceptive memoirs Frances Partridge records her impressions of Virginia Woolf, the Bells, Roger Fry Duncan Grant, Maynard Keynes and the Desmond more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 129.5 x 190.5 x 20.3mm | 45.36g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • portraits
  • 0753807750
  • 9780753807750

About Frances Partridge

Frances Partridge was born in Bedford Square in 1900. Family friends included Henry James, Conan Doyle and various members of the Strachey family. She has translated many books and with her husband Ralph edited the Greville more

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