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The extraordinary story of Vita Sackville-West's grandmother Josefa (Pepita) and her mother Victoria. Pepita, the half-gypsy daughter of an old-clothes pedlar from Malaga makes her fortune as a dancer in Madrid. She is soon the toast of all Europe and embarks on an affair with a young English attache. This sets the scene for a most bizarre family history. After her early death, her daughter Victoria is condemned to an austere convent until the age of eighteen. Socially ostracized without knowing why, she is suddenly whisked off to become the mistress of her diplomat father's Washington household. Eventually, this illegitimate half-Spanish waif finds herself the volatile and wayward mistress of Knole, one of the grandest houses in England. Vita Sackville-West's fascination with this unlikely inheritance brings her two subjects to life -- the wild and mysterious Pepita, and the adored yet impossible Victoria.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

November 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: Pepita
Author(s): V Sackville-West
ISBN: 0-89760-785-6 / 978-0-89760-785-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Telegraph Books
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March 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Pepita
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West
ISBN: 0-7012-0331-5 / 978-0-7012-0331-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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1937 : USA Hardback
Title: Pepita
ISBN: 1-125-19324-7 / 978-1-125-19324-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Pepita
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West
ISBN: 1-78487-116-8 / 978-1-78487-116-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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November 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Pepita (VMC)
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West
ISBN: 0-86068-776-7 / 978-0-86068-776-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Pepita
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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