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The Sound Of Words: Writing Lessons From The Birds

When you hear birds singing, do you listen to what they are saying?

I’m no birder. Not me. I can only identify the most obvious – blue jay, cardinal, nuthatch… Even so, my spirits lift every spring when I hear the birds singing again. 980 more words


virginia woolf

dont know much about Virginia Woolf, so it was interesting to see the exhibition about her life at the national portrait gallery – you can see letters that she wrote, photographs and paintings from her time as part of the bloomsbury group.   130 more words

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Woolf on Wednesday

“They must find a way out of it all. There must be some simpler way, some less laborious way, she sighed. When she looked in the glass and saw her hair grey, her cheek sunk, at fifty, she thought, possibly she might have managed things better— her husband; money; his books. 214 more words

Review: The Still Point - Amy Sackville

I ordered a copy of Amy Sackville’s The Still Point from the library after reading Kirsty’s review on her blog, The Literary Sisters. She talked about how Sackville’s prose reminded her of Virginia Woolf, which certainly piqued my interest, while the plot sounded intriguing too. 439 more words

Book Reviews

History repeating

Yesterday I reread A Room of One’s Own and closed the book profoundly depressed. Then Alvaro got home heated up about Gaza and bursting with the need to talk about it and all the other shit that’s wrong with the world because his coworkers don’t talk about these sorts of things. 1,491 more words



“I feel certain I am going mad again.” So begins the last thing Virginia Woolf would ever write.


My personal experience with suicide is limited. 280 more words


The Private Self

William Turner, “Choir of Salisbury Cathedral”

“Bene vixit, bene qui latuit.” (To live well is to live concealed)


An article on Virginia Woolf’s idea of privacy…

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Looking Into The Soul