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TV Mini-Series in 4 Episodes "Portrait of a Marriage"

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In this mini-series adaptation of the biography of writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West, we are introduced to a unique love polygon which has developed between Vita, Violet Trefusis (Vita's longtime friend), Harold Nicolson (Vita's bisexual politician husband), Harold's paramours and Vita's children, Nigel and Ben. Vita had made a start on writing her biography but it was her son, Nigel, who completed it using his mother's journals and letters. "The two chapters written by Vita sometimes seem to be a diary and sometimes a self-confession. They are centered in herself and her violent passion for the wild Violet Trefusis, who loves her, gives her intense pleasure, both physical and intellectual, and drives her to hurt intensely and briefly abandon Harold Nicolson, Vita’s bisexual husband, and her two children, Nigel and Ben."(1)

thanks go out to MrAnticensor for providing an opportunity for us to become acquainted with Violet and Vita's story.

If you have enjoyed this look at a very special marriage from post World War I England, be sure to let the BBC and other film producers know that you would love to see more series of this kind,  because this a time when your visibility truly does count!

IMDB Entry: Portrait of a Marriage

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