Violet Trefusis, Life and Letters
Jullian, Philippe. Violet Trefusis, Life and Letters. First Edition. 1976. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—price on dust jacket flap has been crossed out with a blue pen. Co-written with John Phillips.
The sophisticated influence of Philippe Jullian is evident in this book about the daughter of Edward VII’s mistress Alice Keppel (Trefusis’s great niece is Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall). Though Violet carried on a legendary love affair with Vita Sackville-West, Jullian knows that this is only her first act. He steers the book to what came after, which is just as beguiling: her writing career and friendships in the most literate and artistic circles of Paris society—Colette, Princess de Polignac (née Winnaretta Singer), Daisy Fellowes, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Nancy Mitford, et al.
“Nothing but the very best shall content my soul.”