FAçades (1978)

Facades (1978)

Façades details the lives of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. Aristocrats emanating from a privileged but loveless youth, collectively and individually they influenced the English avant-garde throughout the 1920s and they were never far from controversy. With as much attention paid to both the private and public aspects of their lives, this biography captures the manifest intrigue of one of England's strangest and most flamboyant families, and the whole host of fascinating characters from T.S Eliot to Gertrude Stein, with whom their paths intersect.

First publication: 1978 (Macmillan) 

FUN FACT: Osbert, in 1935, gave his wife Georgia the ultimate present - a photograph of himself taken by Hugh Cecil. This striking photo is now on the wall of the Pearson study.

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