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Angelica Garnett (1918–2012)

Author of Deceived With Kindness: A Bloomsbury Childhood

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Angelica Garnett was the daughter of Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf) and the painter Duncan Grant. She grew up thinking Clive Bell, her mother's husband, was her father, and did not learn her true parentage until she was 17 years old -- thus the title of her memoir Deceived with Kindness. Her parents were founding members of the Bloomsbury Group; the Guardian said the Bloomsbury heritage was both a blessing and a burden to her. As Vanessa Bell's youngest child, she grew up in a spotlight of intense attention from the family and their friends. Her parents introduced her to David "Bunny" Garnett, the former lover of Duncan Grant; they were married in 1942, but later separated. She had four daughters, two of whom died in her lifetime.
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