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Virginia Woolf in Richmond: Book Launch and Film Screening
Nov 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£10
Peter Fullagar, author of a new book on the life of Virginia Woolf in Richmond will be discussing the decade that the Woolfs lived in Richmond. Joining him will be Johanna Coombes, a Richmond Heritage Guide who will share insights into town of Richmond during this period, particularly during WW1. Cheryl Robson from Aurora Metro Books will also speak about the project to erect a statue of Virginia Woolf in Richmond.
Although more commonly associated with Bloomsbury, Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf lived in Richmond upon Thames for ten years from the time of the First World War (1914-24). Refuting the common misconception that she disliked the town, this book explores her daily habits as well as her intimate thoughts while living at the pretty house she came to love – Hogarth House.
Drawing on information from her many letters and diaries, as well as Leonard’s autobiography, Peter Fullagar reveals how Richmond’s relaxed way of life came to influence the writer, from her experimentation as a novelist to her work with her husband and the Hogarth Press.
Copies of the book will be for sale.