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Though Violet Trefusis is best known to literary history as a lover of English writer and aristocrat Vita Sackville-West, she wrote and published in a range of genres throughout her life, which spanned much of the twentieth century. These include diaries and letters, novels, memoirs, travel journalism, and radio broadcasting, composed in both English and French.
6 June 1894 Violet Keppel (later VT) was born at Wilson Crescent, London, the elder of two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
Spring 1905 The ten-year-old child Violet Keppel (later VT) began a diary during her first trip to Paris. Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid-November 1952 VT published her second and best-known memoir, Don't Look Round, with illustrations by her friend and later biographer, Philippe Jullian. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 March 1972 VT died of starvation, the effect of a 'malabsorption disease', in Florence. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late August 1972 VT's last work, From Dusk to Dawn, was published posthumously in London by Tom Stacey Ltd. Bibliographic Citation link.
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