The definitive and authorised biography of Vanessa Bell
List of Plates Preface to New Edition Preface Acknowledgements Always the Eldest 1879-1895 Mrs Young's Evening Dress 1895-1904 Changing Places 1904-1906 Mr and Mrs Clive Bell 1907-1909 Petticoats over Windmills 1910-1912 Asheham 1912-1914 Granite and Rainbow 1914-1916 One Among Three 1916-1918 At Home and Abroad 1919-1926 Charleston in France 1927-1930 High Yellow 1930-1934 Between Bloomsbury and China 1935-1937 Bitter Odds 1937-1945 The Attic Studio 1945-1961 Notes Bibliography Index
Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer, and a leading authority of Bloomsbury. She wrote an introduction to the subject, The Bloomsbury Group, for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Companion' series, and has written biographies of Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, Gwen Raverat and of the poet Stevie Smith, as well as Vanessa Bell. For ten years she edited the Charleston Magazine. Her recent books include John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art and Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Art History at Newcastle University, and was awarded a CBE in 2005.