Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf – 25th January 2018

Virginia asked (After a quarrel)
“Do you ever think me beautiful now?”
Leonard replied :
“The most beautiful of women.”

“In 1927 To the Lighthouse was published and was distinctly more successful than any of her previous books.  That meant that at the age of 47, having written for at least 27 years and having produced five novels, Virginia succeeded in earning as much as £545 (£28,000) in a year.”

Leonard Woolf



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If you get even a little way below the surface, you find that no one is an ordinary person.    Growing 1904-1911

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                                     25th January 2017          Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf


When I remember how, owing to her health, Virginia always had to restrict her daily writing to a few hours and often had to give up writing for weeks or even months, how slowly she wrote and how persistently she revised and worked over what she had written before she published it, I am amazed that she had written and published seventeen books before she died.  This is more surprising because none of these books had been written before the age of 30.

Leonard Woolf.



Happy Birthday, Leonard Woolf:  25th November 2016

If you know what you want,
it is not very hard to find
the means of getting it….
the muddle and failure of the world
is from people having a vague and random
conception of what they want.

Leonard Woolf : Sowing 1880-