Posted by Jos (U14721192) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
I wanted to join in the relevant message board, but can't find somewhere to type. I wanted to say that I have visited Sissinghurst and, like Mr Nicholson, my friend and I were surprised by the lack of information about the lesbian relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. amongst others. It was all very nineteen-fifties and buttoned up. I am afraid we laughed about it and discussed all the lesbians we knew and told each other funny stories about cross-dressing for most of the afternoon. And this on National Trust property! Grayson Perry deserves an invite, he would liven it up a bit.
I am afraid I agree with Mr Nicholson and Sarah Raven on all counts, it should be a living, breathing and diverse space. I love to go to interesting places and take home a plant or two, having enjoyed a wholesome lunch and some very naughty cake. It makes life worth living and renews my faith in civilised society .
They should sack that dinosaur of a chef and buy the place back from the National Trust. It may even one day become the capital of lesbian culture, as Adam Nicholson suggested. At the time of the programme, it was just a horrible situation without lesbianism - and where would we be without it?
Posted by madauntydawn (U6675998) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
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