Robert Sackville West- The Story of Knole and The Sackvilles 

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Sunday 14 May

Whitstable Castle

2pm-3pm, £8.50

The heir to the Sackville-West home, discusses his literary inheritance. Vita Sackville-West described her family as ‘a rotten lot, nearly all stark staring mad’, and for thirteen generations the family lived at Knole, Kent. When Vita was unable to inherit the estate after her father’s death, she bought Sissinghurst. Robert Sackville-West, whose father inherited Knole, talks about the family history through his two fascinating books, ‘Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles’ and ‘The Disinherited: A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal’. With insider access, Robert reveals the secrets behind the scenes as no one else can.

Robert Sackville West is a British publisher, author and guardian of Knole House now owned by the National Trust.

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