Thursday, May 08, 2008

Shed champion - Vita Sackville-West

Shedworking's literary editor Sarah Salway has been on her travels again with her camera, this time calling in at Sissinghurst home to gardener, author and all-round bohemian Vita Sackville-West and her shedworking writing tower, a four-storey Elizabethan prospect tower with two octagonal turrets. Vita's study was deemed a national treasure at the back end of last year and the study's contents (including two Turner watercolours, furniture, ceramics, photographs and books) transferred to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax and preserved for posterity. Below is husband Harold Nicholson's pavilion (well, in memory of him). Nearly his and hers sheds.

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