TLC’s Throwback Thursday #3: Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

The Chocolate Lady’s #ThrowbackThursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month and highlights a previously published book review.

This is my first time participating!


From my blog in April 2015:

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar


I’ve been slowly working my way through Virginia’ Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, so when I spotted this new novel on Vanessa Bell and her sister Virginia, I knew I should read it. I seem to find many of these fictionalized lives of famous people novels to be interesting lately. This one was very well done. I came away loathing Virginia Woolf though! I also ended with no respect at all for Clive Bell and some real contempt for the self-congratulating Souls in general. But those are my reactions to the very vivid portrayal of these characters, not a diatribe against Priya Parmar’s excellent storytelling. By all means, get a copy of this and enjoy it–and do it sooner rather than later. Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar.

You can read the other reviews in the orginal post HERE.

4 thoughts on “TLC’s Throwback Thursday #3: Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

  1. I always wonder how close these get to reality. I don’t think I’d ever feel comfortable writing about someone real (ha ha, since I wrote about Ludwig — however, I just stuck to what was known and didn’t make up things). I think even if it were fiction, it would bother me. This sounds good though. I would like to know more about Virginia Woolf.


    1. Most authors pick people who were prolific letter writers, diary keepers or who, like JFK an Jackie have been very, very well covered so that their voice, mannerisms, etc are known. I do not plan to write this type!


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