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Day Fifteen: "A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf

I have to admit that before this piece I had never read Virginia Woolf. I knew who she was of course, but had never gone beyond that. 70 more words

A Story A Day Keeps My Mind At Bay

Virginia Woolf and the Remarkable Letter

“A whole page could be filled with excuses and apologies; declarations of unfitness, incompetence, lack of knowledge, and experience: and they would be true. But even when they were said there would still remain some difficulties so fundamental that it may well prove impossible for you to understand or for us to explain. 348 more words

A Secret Sisterhood is out today in the USA

I’m delighted to announce that my book A Secret Sisterhood: The literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf (with a foreword by Margaret Atwood, and co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney) is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today. 95 more words

Emma Claire Sweeney

To the River: a Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing

Paperback, Canongate, £9.99, out now

This fresh and interesting account of Laing’s midsummer exploration of the Ouse river is now available in a good new edition of the excellent Canons series. 215 more words


Showing up

I feel the beginning of a nag. An impatient voice from the sidelines. A finger wagging in my direction. An imposing item on a To-Do list. 456 more words


Arranging the Pieces

I spent yesterday with three brilliant, wise women writers. We talked, sang, laughed and told our stories. On a hike by the lake, we came across several small cairns. 260 more words


Halfway There (Not!) - South West Coast Path Day 18

Reskadinnick to St Ives – 33000 steps

An early start sees me at Hell’s Mouth by nine. In contrast to yesterday, the sky is swimming pool blue, and the sun warms steadily as it climbs. 1,098 more words