By Vita Sackville-West, Illustrated by Kate Baylay


A Note of Explanation is a previously unknown work by iconic writer Vita Sackville-West. Written in 1922, it was recently rediscovered as a miniature book in Queen Mary's dollhouse in Windsor Castle. Witty and stylish, the story recounts the antics of a time-traveling sprite who inhabits the dollhouse. This illustrated, cloth-bound edition presents the story for the first time since 1924. Lovers of literature and history will rejoice in this irresistible collector's item and one-of-a-kind literary gift.


Each book purchased from L. Delaney's New Orleans studio receives a special kiss from her embossing seal.

“An extraordinary story by Vita Sackville-West….This tale of a fashionable creature who flits in and out of fairy tales and historical epochs is made exquisite by Kate Baylay’s art-deco-style illustrations.” —Wall Street Journal


♥ Hardcover
♥ Full Color
♥ 48 pages 
♥ Chronicle Publications (March 2018)
♥ ISBN: 9781452169965



A Note of Explanation: An Undiscovered Story from Queen Mary's Dollhouse


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