The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography calls Violet's feeling for the poet Julian Grenfella more serious attachment than that to Wellesley. Grenfell, who wrote at least one still-remembered poem (Into Battle) and...
Touched by the death in war of Lady Desborough
's son Julian Grenfell
and by his mother's memorialising of him in a privately printed biographical book, VM
asked her for permission to write an essay...