Deceived with Kindness: A Bloomsbury Childhood, Garnett, Angelica. Published by Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press, London, 1984. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 181pp., Illustrated with photographs. Green boards. Remainder mark to top outside edge and otherwise volume is in fine condition and likely unread. Jacket has light shelf wear and is clipped.
Angelica Garnett may truly be called a child of Bloomsbury. Her aunt was Virginia Woolf, her mother Vanessa Bell, and her father Duncan Grant, though for many years Angelica believed herself, naturally enough, the daughter of Vanessa’s husband Clive Bell. Her childhood homes, Charleston in Sussex and Gordon Square in London, were both centres of Bloomsbury activity, and she grew up surrounded by the most talked-about writers and artists of the day – Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry, the Stracheys, Maynard Keynes, David Garnett (whom she later married), and many others. 3805 $40