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All Passion Spent
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
18 posts | 8 read | 3 reading | 26 to read
Defying her family in her eighty-eighth year, Victorian widow Lady Slane retires to a tiny house in Hampstead where she plans a life of independence, recollects the dreams of her youth, and seeks to alter her personal history. Reprint.
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GhostStories
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Finished this today then went to see the final night of the Follies revival in London. Both poignantly about memory, lying to yourself a bit, and reflecting on “the road you didn‘t take.”

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GhostStories
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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The title almost describes the way we feel after our flight was delayed five hours last night before American Airlines finally cancelled. Here we are at 7:30am in O‘Hare, hoping this next flight will take us to London. We‘ve lost an entire day of our already short trip, but at least we have good books to ease the pain! #wouldbejetsetters

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GhostStories
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Happy St. Jordi‘s Day! ❤️🌹📖

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Aimeesue
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Can you even imagine???? The horror! 😂

CarolynM 😂 2mo
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Aimeesue
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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There you go @LeahBergen My copy of All Passion Spent. US first,SunDial Press, 1931

Sometimes good stuff comes through the Book Sorting and I get it cheap. Or free, in this case, as it was PUT ON THE DISCARD PILE!!!!!

LeahBergen Ohhh! It‘s glorious! 😍😍 2mo
batsy Ooooh 😍 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
readordierachel Wow 😍 2mo
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shawnmooney
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 2mo
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shawnmooney
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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AlaMich The secret to a happy marriage? Or just a long one? 😆 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
readordierachel Ah, marriage 😂 2mo
Suet624 Oh my, yes. 2mo
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LeahBergen
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Buddy-read time with @shawnmooney 👏🏻👏🏻 (and it‘s my first time reading Vita Sackville-West).

Here goes!

shawnmooney Loved the first 10 pages! 😍 2mo
LeslieO Love the cover! 2mo
vivastory What a great design! ♥ 2mo
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JennyM That cover! ❤️ 2mo
Kalalalatja Vintage always has such great design 👌 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
Sarah83 What a great cover 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts This sounds really good ! Enjoy! Stacking 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
batsy I loved The Edwardians! Haven't read this; can't wait to hear what you think of it 2mo
zezeki That cover though 😍😍 2mo
Hollie I ❤️ your coaster! 2mo
jillrhudy I enjoyed this one! 💕 2mo
BiblioLitten The cover💓💕 2mo
LeahBergen @shawnmooney Me, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m really enjoying it so far! 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy I have that one waiting on the shelf (I bought it at the same time as this one because of the cover 😂). This one is great so far! 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @Hollie Thanks! 😊 2mo
LeahBergen @jillrhudy Oh, good! 👏🏻 2mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy I was just thinking :Jillrhudy liked that one. Still have my first edition copy on my TBR shelf, waiting … 2mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue just how big IS your TBR shelf? 2mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy Basically all the front rows of the double stacked shelves. So… it‘s pretty darn huge. Blame it on the Book Sorting. 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue I wanna see that copy! 😍😍😍 (and by the way, I am about halfway through this book and in LOVE). @jillrhudy 2mo
jillrhudy It IS wonderful. Such an unusual premise! @LeahBergen 2mo
Melissa_J I love this cover! 2mo
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readordierachel
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Last year I read and loved Virginia Woolf's Orlando, which was inspired by Vita Sackville-West, which led me down a rabbit hole of Sackville-West's work, which led me to purchase this book. According to the blurb it is: "Irreverently funny and surprisingly moving...the story of a woman who discovers who she is just before it is too late."

#lavieboheme #musicalnewyear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

vivastory That is a spectacular cover! I've been meaning to read Vita Sackville-West for awhile now. 4mo
emilyhaldi I enjoyed this one 🤗 4mo
batsy Fabulous cover! I want to read this, too. I enjoyed The Edwardians by her. 4mo
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Cinfhen I love when books led to books which led to more books!!!! 4mo
youneverarrived Great cover! 4mo
Weaponxgirl I love this book 💖 hope you enjoy it too 4mo
Redwritinghood Now I‘m intrigued too. 4mo
readordierachel @vivastory I really love the cover too! 4mo
readordierachel @emilyhaldi @Weaponxgirl So glad to hear you liked it! 4mo
readordierachel @batsy I'll have to check that one out! She's completely new to me. 4mo
readordierachel @Cinfhen I do, too! I feel like that happens all the time on Litsy 😆 4mo
readordierachel @youneverarrived Isn't it striking! 4mo
readordierachel @Redwritinghood Then my work here is done 😆 4mo
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jillrhudy
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Pickpick

Lovely! A grand old gentle lady, at the age of 88, becomes a widow (her husband was Viceroy of India and Prime Minister) and redefines herself and her life, without reference to her children or grandchildren. She goes into an idyllic retirement in a Hampstead cottage, thinking through her history and coming to terms with it. But life has two surprises for her: a great temptation and a chance at redemption.

LeahBergen I just bought this. 👍🏻 8mo
jillrhudy @LeahBergen I bet you‘ll enjoy! 8mo
Moray_Reads Lovely cover! 8mo
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niluferplum
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Full of surprises. Really enjoying this.
#VitaSackvilleWest #AllPassionSpent

TheBookKeepers Love the cover! 9mo
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emilyhaldi
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Lady Slane relinquished her dream of becoming an artist to marry and have 5 children with her husband, a statesman. At age 88 she is a widow and having never voiced any opinion of her own during her 70 yr marriage, her pretentious children assume she has a #holeinyoursoul and is unable to make any decisions for herself. But against their wishes, she begins a life of her own at last and her final moments brought tears to my eyes.
#abbainaugust

RebelReader I loved this book! Have you seen the movie? I want the garden in it! 💗 9mo
Zelma That sounds lovely. 9mo
emilyhaldi I had no idea this was a movie!!! @RebelReader but I will certainly be looking into it 😄 9mo
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arubabookwoman Got to get to that soon! It‘s on the TBR shelf (on Kindle). 9mo
batsy Very cool cover! 9mo
Mdargusch Sounds good! 9mo
Meredith3 We missed you tonight 😿 🍕 9mo
Cinfhen Sounds a little similar to 9mo
LeahBergen I need to read this already! 9mo
Kalalalatja Sounds great! 9mo
Reviewsbylola Is this similar to Lillian Boxfish? 9mo
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Karenmartinreads
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable read made more so by a visit to Sissinghurst to see her writing room.

Full review is #76 of karenmartinreads.blogspot.com

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Aimeesue
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From the Book Sorting today - volunteering pays off! I‘m pretty sure that‘s a first US edition of All Passion Spent (1931, Sun Dial Press.) And the Pogo! ❤️

jillrhudy Wonderful! 11mo
LeahBergen Ooo! I like the Vita! 😍 11mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen Im very excited to make her acquaintance! 11mo
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Weaponxgirl
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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#riotgrams a book that more people should read. Guess what, it's a #Vmc again. I read this book years ago and it was the first that made me realise that books about the inner lives of people can be as riveting as plot driven books. It also has one of my reading soft spots an elderly narrator.

Leftcoastzen Love Vita 12mo
Weaponxgirl @Leftcoastzen we seem to have quite similar taste in books 😊 12mo
batsy Loved The Edwardians and really need to read this :) 12mo
Weaponxgirl @batsy I haven't read that one yet! I'm reading as fast as I can and can never catch up! 12mo
batsy The eternal problem!! 📚📚📚📚😅 12mo
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jillrhudy
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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When something is donated to the library and you are pretty sure you are the only person for miles around who would ever read it. Yo, Vita! #anglophilesoflitsy #librariansoflitsy

Moray_Reads What a great cover! 12mo
Aimeesue See now, I had that on one of my group reads choice lists and Tinky made me take it off because it was out of print! Great minds, darling, great minds! ❤️ 12mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue ever since I found this copy I‘ve been singing to Vita to the tune of “Venus.” “Oh Vitaaa...Vita if you will...” 🎶 12mo
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Aimeesue @jillrhudy 😂😂😂 12mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy We need more lyrics! Then we will serenade Stewart when next we meet! 😂 12mo
rubyslippersreads That book is very lucky you found it. 😊 12mo
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EvieBee
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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This is my stack of nightstand books at the moment. Can‘t decide what to read next! Hoping I can sleep on it and choose in the morning.

#booksonthenightstand

LeahBergen Lovely! I want to get to High Rising soon. 1y
BarbaraBB Me to Quartet in Autumn! 1y
Wilkie I love that all your choices are from female writers! 💖🌸🤩 1y
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rubyslippersreads These all look great! 1y
merelybookish I'd like that stack! ☺️ 1y
EvieBee @LeahBergen Yes! I‘ve already purchased so many books in the series on blind faith. I just know I‘ll adore it. 1y
EvieBee @BarbaraBB I love Pym! 1y
EvieBee @Wilkie Thank you for noticing! I‘m tryin to read more women this year. ♥️ 1y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads Thank you, Peggy! I‘m trying to get to all the modern classics I know I will love but have been saving for a rainy day. No more of that! Wish I knew why I do that. 1y
EvieBee @merelybookish Thank you! 😊🤗 1y
rubyslippersreads @EvieBee I do the same thing. I think we're afraid we'll run out of books. 😊 1y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads Yes! You‘ve nailed it. 1y
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Verity
All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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I've never read any Vita Sackville-West and this has a gorgeous cover so I had to get it.

Lindy I've only read Sissinghurst, which she wrote together with her gardener. It was good... if you are into gardening. 3y
Verity Got 50 pages in and realised I read it a few years ago! 3y
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