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"I ought to be grateful to Richmond & Hogarth, and indeed, whether it's my invincible optimism or not, I am grateful." - Virginia Woolf.

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 (1914-1924). Refuting the common misconception that she disliked the
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Published November 7th 2018 by Aurora Metro Books
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Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When one thinks of the residencies associated with Virginia Woolf one tends immediately to think of Monk's House in East Sussex or 52 Tavistock Square, the Bloomsbury house where Woolf lived the longest. Somewhat neglected it seems in terms of influence and importance to her general well being was the ten years she spent with her husband Leonard in Richmond-upon-Thames, the majority of that time staying at Holgarth House. In this delightful addition to the voluminous study and appreciation of th ...more
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This excellent biography of Virginia Woolf provided an interesting and highly readable account of the author's time living in Richmond. Organized topically, the book covers the Woolf's' joy in going into the publishing business, their friends, household, and now-famous visitors. I appreciated the chapter on the author and her husband's endeavors in what we now call "self-publishing." This part of Virginia Woolf's story inspires today's authors to create their own literary freedom with today's te ...more
Catarina Oliveira
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Virginia Woolf in Richmond is a must-read for every Virginia’s fan. Entirely based on V diaries, Peter Fullagar gives the reader a detailed analysis during the 10 years that she lived in Richmond.
Being a voracious reader, it took me less than a week to read the book. The diaries entries that Fullagar choose are, obviously, centred in Richmond. But the book is more than that. The insight that the reader have to Virginia daily life: her relationships with her family, the servants, friends, Richmo
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Virginia Woolf and was happy I requested this book.
It's well written and well researched book about the time she lived in Richmond.
It was an interesting to learn about a part of her life I knew so little.
I think it's must read for any person who like Virginia Woolf.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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Excellently researched book on Woolf as a developing writer. Also serves as a picture of life 100 years ago. I didn't know that much about Woolf prior to reading To the Lighthouse last month. This book provided a deeper profile. ...more
Joseph Spuckler
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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We have glimpses of heaven. So mild that the landing window was open, and I sat by the river watching a boat launched and half expected to find buds on the willows.
Virginia Woolf January 23, 1918 Richmond.

Virginia Woolf in Richmond attempt to accomplish two goals first is the effort to raise money to erect a full-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf on the Richmond Riverside. The second is to counter a quote made in the movie The Hours -- "But if it is a choice between Richmond and death, I choo
Cristie Underwood
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This biography was well researched and contained a lot of information that I hadn’t previously read in other books. The author’s attention to detail is evident in the writing. Highly recommend!
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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An incredibly informative, fluent read that showcases a myriad of aspects of Woolf’s life including her relationships, her illnesses and her interests.
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Peter Fullagar is a published writer and editor, formerly an English teacher, who became fascinated by the works of Virginia Woolf while studying for his Masters in English Literature and Language and has written a new book titled Virginia Woolf in Richmond, published November 2018 by Aurora Metro Books. His short stories and articles have been published in anthologies and magazines including Engl ...more

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