Home Library: Vita Sackville-West

by Anna Blanch on February 28, 2013

Vita Sackville-West had a Writing Tower.
Her library or writing room is located in the Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent.
It’s surrounded by the world-famous, romantic garden so the views are beautiful.
I’m really excited to be able to share this image and Vita Sackville-West’s library. Firstly, it’s rare that I come across images of the home libraries of women writers. They are just far less documented. Secondly, I’ve handled letters she wrote which are held at the Armstong-Browning Library in Waco, Texas which makes me think she could have been in this writing room when she wrote them! Thirdly, my office in the Roundel at the university of St Andrews was essentially in a tower. All in all…it’s the little things that make me happy to be able to share these home library images…

IMAGE: National Trust John Hammond

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