Tag Archive: Virginia Woolf

Margery and Julian – the Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox of their day

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I propose a new monopoly card — bookseller’s error in your favour, collect £2.78 and a free book! I say this as I ordered the first volume of Virginia’s Woolf’s diary from Amazon… Continue reading

‘All Passion Spent’ but New Obsessions Found.

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Reading one of Jane’s delightful A to Z blog posts at Beyond Eden Rock, I decided to explore the monthly ‘Author Reads’ in the Virago Modern Classics group on Library Thing. I wasn’t… Continue reading

#Woolfalong: Virginia Woolf’s ‘Between The Acts’

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When the #Woolfalong reading challenge hosted by Heavenali popped up on my radar I jumped at the chance to read or re-read a number of Virginia Woolf’s novels over the course of the… Continue reading

Virginia’s on the radio!

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Well, Mrs Woolf was in 1937, as the wonders of Youtube (or ‘One’s tube’ as she’d have possibly called it) can now show us. I had never heard her voice before this, and… Continue reading

#Woolfalong:’Ignorance is bliss, Mr Ramsey, Ignorance is bliss!

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*I wrote this a while ago after reading Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse but never got round to posting it.  Having re-read To The Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway very recently, I thought I’d skip those… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘Pointed Roofs’ by Dorothy Richardson

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I’m not sure whether it was Beyond Eden Rock or Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings that I first heard about the writer Dorothy Richardson and her series of thirteen novels collectively called Pilgrimage. Richardson was a contemporary of Virginia… Continue reading

I Don’t Need a Man

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I love that Virginia Woolf created Lily Briscoe as she did. Early on, we see her through Mrs Ramsey’s eyes With her little Chinese eyes and her puckered-up face she would never marry;… Continue reading

Well, where would you take Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf for a great day out?

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A couple of weekends ago my daughter and I caught the early National Express coach from Swansea to London and went to the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley. Despite copious packed lunch… Continue reading

Late Onset Amateur Dramatics With Julia Margaret Cameron

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I  was introduced to the photography of Julia Margaret Cameron during my Masters in Art History and Visual Culture. In 1864, she was given a camera on her 48th birthday, and spent the… Continue reading

A (reading) Room of One’s Own.

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The film ‘Adaptation’ is about writing a screen adaptation of a book, so a screenplay within a screenplay. Charlie Kaufman (played by Nicolas Cage) places himself into the action. Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room… Continue reading