London: Methuen, 1986
First UK printing
Written in French in 1935, this is the first English translation of Trefusis's third novel.
A veiled re-creation of her own love affair with Vita Sackville West, Trefusis chooses to make the central character a successful novelist in the vein of Virginia Woolf.
Detective work from the inner circle of the Bloomsbury Group is needed to untangle this lace-work, absorbed in an English social world that is mercifully in the past.