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    Violet Keppel Trefusis, Broderie Anglaise, La lepre edizioni 2010; prog. grafico: Francesca Schiavoni; alla cop.: "Stephanie Stephen interpreta Peter Pan, 1905 - ©Getty Archives" (part.), 2 by federico novaro, via Flickr

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    Violet Trefusis née Keppel (6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972) was an English writer and socialite. Trefusis is best remembered today for her love affair with the wealthy Vita Sackville-West, which Virginia Woolf limned in her novel Orlando. In this romanticized biography of Vita, Trefusis appears as the Russian princess Sasha.

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"Be wicked, be brave, be drunk, be reckless, be dissolute, be despotic, be a suffragette, be anything you like, but for pity's sake be it to the top of your bent." - Violet Trefusis in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell (1873 -1938). English aristocrat and society hostess whose patronage was influential in artistic and intellectual circles. She befriended writers such as Aldous Huxley, Siegfried Sassoon, T.S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence,