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Issue Nos 21 to 25


Issue No. 21, January 2006
ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke,
Stephen Barkway, Vanessa Curtis, Sarah M. Hall, Sheila M. Wilkinson

wrapper: Cleeve House, Seend, Wilts, 6 September 2005

‘The thickness of this nib and the luxury of this paper will show you that I am in a rich and illiterate house, set in its own grounds, gothic, barbaric.  I dip my pen into the hoof of an old hunter.’ 
(Letters, no. 335 [2 January 1907])

Photographs on wrappers and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial …… Stuart N. Clarke  3
A Letter to Hugh Walpole …… Virginia Woolf  4
Note …… Stephen Barkway  4
Call for Contributions to the VWB  7
Cleeve House …… Dinah Baxter  8
Stella Duckworth in 1897 …… Vanessa Curtis 17
The ‘Dreadnought’ Hoax: The Aftermath for ‘Prince Sanganya’ and ‘His’ Cousins …… Stephen Barkway 20
Eric Hobsbawm Remembers Leonard Woolf …… Ian Griffiths 28
Looking for Virginia in Westminster Abbey …… Susan Pollack 30
Mary Bennett, 1913–2005 34
A Rediscovery …… Ulrike König-Filip 35
Virginia Woolf Today …… Stephen Barkway 38
Notes and Queries
The Femina–Vie Heureuse Prize …… Stuart N. Clarke  42
Mr John G. Wilson …… Stephen Barkway 45
‘Yet letters are venerable; and the telephone valiant’ …… Stuart N. Clarke 46
Letter to the Editor
Virginia Woolf and Drugs …… Suzanne Bourgeois 48
Reviews
The Hidden Houses of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell …… Sally Zigmond 50
Bombay to Bloomsbury: A Biography of the Strachey Family …… Sarah M. Hall and Lynne Newland 54
Versions of Julia …… Marion Dell 56
Letters to Virginia Woolf …… Margaret Gosden 58
Reminiscences of Leonard Woolf …… Stuart N. Clarke 61
Virginia Woolf in Haiku …… Stuart N. Clarke 63
Reports of Society events
Virginia in Wiltshire …… Vanessa Curtis and Lynne Newland 64
Acknowledgements …… Sheila M. Wilkinson 72
Autumn Study Day: A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas …… Sayaka Okumura 73
Reading Group seeks more members 76
Reports
A House We Love …… Jasmyne King-Leeder 77
Conference on Leonard Woolf’s The Village in the Jungle …… Sarah M. Hall 79
‘Exploring the Sound of Music …’ …… John Wallis 83
For Members
Society events …… 84
Other events …… 84
Society Publications  …… Inside front wrapper
Instructions for contributors  …… Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 22, May 2006
ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke,
Stephen Barkway, Vanessa Curtis, Sarah M. Hall, Sheila M. Wilkinson

wrapper: Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot at Garsington, June 1924, by Lady Ottoline Morrell, NPG Photograph Ax141646

‘Eliot amuses me most—grown supple as an eel; yes, grown positively familiar & jocular & friendly, though retaining I hope some shreds of authority.  I mustn’t lick all the paint off my Gods.’
(Diary, 12 March 1922)

Photograph on lower wrapper and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial ….. Stuart N. Clarke  3
Miss Talbot ….. Virginia Woolf  4
Note ….. Stuart N. Clarke  6
Review of The Art of Thomas Hardy ….. Virginia Woolf (edited by Stuart N. Clarke)  8
To the Lighthouse in Haiku ….. Denay Howard, Stuart N. Clarke  9
Walking with Virginia in Andalusia ….. Ian Griffiths 10
Narrative Techniques in Leonard Woolf’s Stories of the East ….. Hilary Newman 18
Leonard Woolf: A Personal Recollection ….. John Lee 27
Books received 29
Notes and Queries
Virginia Woolf’s ‘Scrolloping’ ….. Stephen Barkway 30
Virginia Woolf in My Life ….. Vincent Walmsley 32
Virginia Woolf Photographed at Garsington ….. Vanessa Curtis (Introduction by Georgia Atienza) 34
Photographs of Virginia ….. Ottoline Morrell Plates I–VIII
Virginia Woolf Today ….. Stephen Barkway 39
Reviews
Orlando: A Biography (Arion) ….. Stephen Barkway 42
Snapshots of Bloomsbury ….. Sarah M. Hall 45
Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde ….. Janfarie Skinner 48
Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf ….. Julie Singleton 51
Hyde Park Gate News ….. Sarah M. Hall 55
A Son of Heaven ….. Lynne Newland 58
The Village in the Jungle (Eland) ….. Marion Dell 60
Reports of Society events
Seventh Annual Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture, by Sybil Oldfield ….. Stephen Barkway 64
Reading Group Meeting: The Complete Shorter Fiction, 1922–25 Section ….. Sarah M. Hall 66
Reading Group Meeting: The Complete Shorter Fiction, 1926–41 Section, (1) ….. Sarah M. Hall 70
For Members
Eighth Annual General Meeting …… 75
Society events …… 75
Other events …… 76
Society Publications  …… Inside front wrapper
Instructions for contributors  …… Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 23, September 2006
ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke,
Stephen Barkway, Vanessa Curtis, Sarah M. Hall, Sheila M. Wilkinson

wrapper: 'Oh call him Lick because he licked my face.'
(Hyde Park Gate News, edited by Gill Lowe, p. 109)
On 18 July 2006 the Royal Mail issued a first-class stamp depicting Virginia Woolf’s face, reproducing one of the famous photographs by George Charles Beresford of 1902

Photographs on wrappers and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial ….. Stuart N. Clarke  3
One of Our Great Men ….. Virginia Woolf (edited by Sarah M. Hall)  4
Mrs Cameron and Mrs. Dalloway: Virginia Woolf, Photography and the ‘Photographic’ Image ….. Sue Roe  9
‘Where has she gone?’ Mrs Ramsay’s Survival in To the Lighthouse ….. Tadanobu Sakamoto 27
The Fabulous Creatures: Metaphors of Monsters in Woolf’s Fiction ….. Irena Ksiezopolska 34
Gabriel García Márquez and Virginia Woolf ….. Ian Griffiths 45
A Transatlantic Discovery ….. Judy Donovan 51
Haiku
Between the Acts ….. John Wallis, Stuart N. Clarke 52
‘Solid Objects’ ….. Ulrike König-Filip 52
Virginia Woolf Today ….. Stephen Barkway 53
Bookshop display ….. Ian Griffiths 57
Memories of Richard Kennedy ….. John Udal 58
Reviews
Virginia Woolf’s Novels and the Literary Past ….. Mary Ellen Foley 60
Woolf in the Real World ….. Stuart N. Clarke 63
Woolf in Ceylon ….. Stuart N. Clarke 66
‘My Madness Saved Me’ ….. Malcolm Ingram 68
Report
‘Vita from Virginia’: A Sale at Sotheby’s, London, 13 July 2006 ….. Stephen Barkway 72
Reports of Society events
Reading Group Meeting: The Complete Shorter Fiction, 1926–41 Section, (2) ….. Sarah M. Hall 74
Reading Group Meeting: The Waves ….. Sarah M. Hall 77
Summer Study Day: To the Lighthouse ….. Wendy Grierson 80
Now available: VWSGB bookmarks & New VWSGB Postcards 82
Books received ….. 83
For Members
Society events …… 84
Other events …… 84
Society Publications ……  Inside front wrapper
Instructions for contributors ……  Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 24, January 2007
ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke,
Stephen Barkway, Vanessa Curtis, Sarah M. Hall, Sheila M. Wilkinson

wrapper: Blo’ Norton Hall ‘is 300 years old, striped with oak bars inside, old staircases, ancestral vats, and portraits; there is a garden; and a moat.’
(Letters, no. 282, [4 August 1906], to Violet Dickinson)

Photographs on wrappers and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial ….. Stuart N. Clarke  3
A Letter to Portia Holman ….. Virginia Woolf  4
Note ….. Stuart N. Clarke  4
Virginia Woolf’s 125th Birthday
Virginia Woolf’s birthday ….. Sue Knott  7
The Virginia Woolf Daybook  7
Some of Virginia Woolf’s birthday presents ….. Sheila M. Wilkinson  8
Dedicated to Virginia Woolf ….. Stephen Barkway 11
Biography and Bloomsbury ….. Quentin Bell 15
Woolf, Marvell, and the Gendering of Modernism ….. Jim Stewart 23
Two Letters from Leslie Stephen ….. Vanessa Curtis 30
‘Truth and the Power to Endure’—Leslie Stephen’s Bequest to Bloomsbury ….. Tim Gouldstone 33
Discovering England—Discovering Virginia Woolf ….. Alice Lowe 50
Virginia Woolf Today ….. Stephen Barkway 52
Reviews
To the Lighthouse
(OUP, ed. Bradshaw) ….. Mary Ellen Foley 56
Reading Virginia Woolf ….. Sally Zigmond 59
Julian Bell, the Violent Pacifist ….. Susanne Forrest 62
Montblanc Limited Edition Virginia Woolf Pen ….. Stephen Barkway 64
Notes and Queries
A Footnote to ‘Letter to a Young Poet’ ….. Stuart N. Clarke 65
Reports of Society events
Virginia in Cambridge ….. Ruth Webb 66
Acknowledgements ….. Sheila M. Wilkinson 77
Reading Group Meeting: The Diary, Vol. III ….. Ulrike König-Filip 79
Books received …… 83
For Members
Society events …… 84
Other events …… 84
Society Publications  …… Inside front wrapper
Instructions for contributors  …… Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 25, May 2007
ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke,
Stephen Barkway, Vanessa Curtis, Sarah M. Hall, Sheila M. Wilkinson

wrapper: Orchardleigh House, 5 September 2005

‘It is undeniably dull here, but I can hold out. ... This is a grand house … I have a room as big as all our first floor besides a dressing room & a bathroom … I would not live in such a house, though, for twice ten thousand a year.  I should cut down all the trees sell the park for building lots & make the house into a hotel.’ (Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen, ed. John W. Bicknell [Macmillan, 1986], [Autumn 1871], Vol. I, p. 107)

Photographs on wrappers and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial …… Stuart N. Clarke  3
Book received ……   3
Letters to Lyn Lloyd Irvine …… Virginia Woolf  4
Note …… Stuart N. Clarke   13
Thinking about Trekkie Ritchie Parsons …… Diane F. Gillespie 14
Three Guineas and The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake …… Hilary Newman 23
In Search of Leonard Woolf in Sri Lanka …… Philip Neale 32
Virginia Woolf Today …… Stephen Barkway 41
Photographs of the Virginia Woolf 125th Birthday Weekend  between pp. 42 & 43
Reviews
Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader …… Lindsay Martin 46
Woolf and the Art of Exploration …… Stuart N. Clarke 48
Virginia Woolf: A Critical Memoir …… Stephen Barkway 52
Conversation with Julian Fry …… Sarah M. Hall 56
Roger Fry, Apostle of Good Taste, and Venice …… Ruth Webb 58
Laura Stephen: A Memoir …… Rebeca Poal 59
Waves (National Theatre) …… Julia Briggs 62
‘Virginia Woolf’: a ‘Platform’ discussion at the Cottesloe Theatre …… Sarah M. Hall 64
The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf …… Sarah M. Hall 66
Report
‘Ottoline from Virginia’: A Sale at Christie’s …… Stephen Barkway 69
Reports of Society events
Virginia Woolf 125th Birthday Weekend …… Patricia M. Shaw 73
Reading Group Meeting: The Diary, Vol. IV …… Sarah M. Hall 80
For Members
Ninth Annual General Meeting …… 83
Society events …… 84
Other events …… 84
New Life Member …… 84
Society Publications  …… Inside front wrapper
Instructions for contributors ……  Inside rear wrapper

 



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