About the Book: Pepita
With An Introduction By Juliet Nicolson. Vita Sackville-West was an
extraordinary woman from a long line of extraordinary women-this book tells
their stories. Her grandmother Pepita, daughter of an old-clothes pedlar, made
her fortune as a dancer and had a scandalous affair with an English diplomat.
Their illegitimate daughter Victoria, Vitas mother, spent her childhood hidden
in a convent but went on to be the glamorous mistress of Knole, one of the
grandest old houses in England. Vita brings her legendary wit, passion and
eccentricity to this colourful family portrait.
About the Author: Vita Sackville-West
Victoria Mary Sackville-West, known as Vita, was born