Vanessa Nicolson – The Truth Game


Sunday 14 May

Whitstable Castle

3.30pm-4.30pm, £8

A breathtakingly honest memoir by the granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West, this beautifully written recollection of the friends, lovers and family who have played a vital role in Vanessa’s life is a stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed ‘Have You Been Good?’

As a teenager Vanessa asks her father, Ben Nicolson, son of Vita and Harold: ‘Apart from with Mummy, have you ever been so in love that you would have liked to marry someone else?’ Her father is visibly shaken and as the truth emerges it becomes clear why. A haunting exploration of love, loss and grief and a portrait of the vulnerability at the heart of one of Britain’s most eminent families.

Vanessa Nicolson grew up in London and Florence and has worked as an art historian and journalist. She’s lives in Sissinghurst.





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