The creative liberation embraced by the Bloomsbury Group in pre-WWII England is best remembered in the fields of literature, art, and politics. But as Rolls demonstrates engagingly, lingering breakfasts, painting lunches, and long hours at the dining table were fundamental to the rich conversations in which the likes of Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, and Vita Sackville-West stimulated each other’s imaginations. Drawing on recipes found in some of her subject’s personal papers, as well as on contemporaneous sources, and illuminated with details from novels, memoirs, and journals, Rolls paints an enchantingly personal series of portraits of an amazing array of figures.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.