21 April 2007

Virginia Woolf - an illustrated biography

This is a best-selling book from Thames and Hudson. It's slim, cheap, and you might almost say a little old fashioned - yet it goes on being popular year after year. And it's easy to see why. The text is written by John Lehmann who actually worked for Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard at the Hogarth Press. Indeed, at one time he even wanted to take it over and run it on fully professional lines - something which Leonard quite rightly resisted. But the real delight the book offers is a wonderful collection of pictures of Woolf and her friends who were part of the Bloomsbury Group. More than that, it combines a lightness of touch in presenting Woolf's biography with a very engaging introduction to each of her major works... Read more >>


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