Thursday, July 10, 2008

Virginia Woolf's Writing Room

'This was where Leonard came out in July 1931 to tell her that The Waves, which he had just finished reading, was a masterpiece.' Hermione Lee.

A former toolshed in the garden of their Sussex home, Woolf's 'writing lodge' meant she was constantly distracted by Leonard sorting the apples or the church bells at the bottom of the garden or the dog who left paw marks on her manuscript pages. Read more in the Guardian's marvellous feature Writers' Rooms.

1 comment:

Gondal-girl said...

I love the Guardian Writer's rooms section, wish they would make a book of it - I do love Virgina's office - and that view -