Virginia Woolf at Home by Hilary Macaskill (foreword by Cecil Woolf; signed by Macaskill))
A fascinating and meticulously researched book by Hilary Macaskill, with a foreword by Cecil Woolf (February 1927 - June 2019), publisher and nephew of Virginia Woolf. These copies have been signed by Macaskill. The book includes many photographs.
Virginia Woolf, figurehead of the Bloomsbury Group and an innovative writer whose experimental style and lyrical prose ensured her position as one of the most influential of modern novelists, was also firmly anchored in the reality of the houses she lived in and those she visited regularly.
Detailed and evocative accounts of these properties appear in her letters and diaries, as well as in her fiction, where they appear as backdrops or provide direct inspiration. Hilary Macaskill examines the houses that meant the most to Woolf, including: 22 Hyde Park Gate, London - where Virginia Woolf was born in 1882; Talland House, St Ives, Cornwall - the summer home of Virginia's family until 1895; 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London - the birthplace of the Bloomsbury Group where Virginia lived from 1904 to 1912; Hogarth House, Richmond, London - where the newly married Woolfs set up home and founded the Hogarth Press; Asheham House, East Sussex, the summer home of the Woolfs from 1912-1919; 52 Tavistock Square, London, a return to Bloomsbury and the heart of London; and Monk's House, Rodmell, East Sussex, where Virginia lived from 1919 until her death in 1941.
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Pimpernel Press Ltd (30 May 2019)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm