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Virginia Woolf turned to her diary as to an intimate friend, to whom she could freely and spontaneously confide her thoughts on public events or the joys and trials of domestic life. Between 1st January 1915 and her death in 1941 she regularly recorded her thoughts with unfailing grace, courage, honesty and wit. The result is one of the greatest diaries in the English lang ...more
Paperback, 503 pages
Published September 4th 2008 by Vintage Classics (first published January 1st 2008)
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Even in her private diaries Virginia Woolf is a beautiful, emotive writer who brings to life the people around her and the life she shared with her husband Leonard. A must read for any lover of Woolf who wishes to get a deeper sense of the woman behind the pen.
Gary Daly
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An intense and emotional text that reveals the tremendous energy to write and publish. This is a writer creating works of such subtle power that many of her contemporaries found difficult to understand. she wrote beyond the horizon and her work gices the reader a microscopic insight to the difficulties facing the artist in the face of banality. her daily life is somewhat covered by her detaiks if walks in the country and in London as well as her relationships with others during ger life. Woolf's ...more
Virginia Woolf is an author who has a really special place in my heart. My GCSE English teacher was a massive fan of Woolf, and gave her books to me to read. Mrs Dalloway is a firm favourite, A Room of One's Own is an absolute must-read if you are interested in feminism and the wonderful book & film The Hours wouldn't exist without her.

Sadly, Woolf is probably best known for the fact that her life ended early when she committed suicide, and these selected diaries chart her life from 1912 unt
A very good book. So far have had names blinking at me when I look at the book shelf in an antiques centre because I've read the names in the Selected Diaries. And if you're interested in knowing someone else's viewpoint in the building up of the second world war, this is a book for you since Virginia talks about the build up until her death in 1941. Not only does she note the war, she also notes the deaths of other known writers and figures in history. A good read for a budding writer, but also ...more
I enjoyed reading this book. Somehow it seems to make you want to read more and more. At the end of it I felt I had got to know the real Virginia Woolf and the preconceived version of here. I shall definitely being reading her novels and will also look out for the full 5 volume set of diaries.
Andrew McCrae
First class reading material from a first class mind that I have loved since I was seventeen and will love always, as the - in my heart - exalted author of the best book in the English language: To The Lighthouse.
Ian McLoughlin
Fascinating and gripping insight into the life of one of our most innovative and self- deprecating writers - an absolute must for VW aficionados.
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(Adeline) Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length es
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