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Virginia Woolf is alive and well — and shooting photos in Fairfax, New Zealand. One Woolf sighting this week shows Woolf with a credit line for a photo illustrating the story “Locking lips for same-sex rights” on the Nelson Mail website. Read on for 13 additional sightings.
  1. Skye Book FestivalStornoway Gazette
    The little-known fact that Virginia Woolf based her famous novel ‘To the Lighthouse’ on a lighthouse between Skye and Kyle of Lochalsh will be explored. The piping traditions of Skye will be discussed with author Bridget Mackenzie. And the festival ..
  2. Skye Book Festival to discuss author Virginia WoolfBBC News
    Author Virginia Woolf’s associations with the Isle of Skye will be explored during the island’s book festival.
  3. Biographer Lisa Cohen makes ‘All We Know’ a thrilling look at three brilliant Plain Dealer (blog)
    Garland made it herself in 1930, expanding on Virginia Woolf’s observations the year before in “A Room of Her Own.” Both these women were fascinated by “how we wear what we wear,” Cohen notes, and Garland read Woolf shrewdly as “a venerated writer
  4. Questioning US ‘Soft Power’Khaleej Times
    In the early twentieth century the writer, Virginia Woolf of the Bloomsbury Group, one of the guiding spirits of London’s intellectuals, treated America with a mixture of disdain and disinterest. In 1931 a former viceroy of India complained to 
  5. Orlando Comes To Blu-RaySubtitledonline.com (press release)
    Orlando is based on Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, remaining true to Woolf’s literary wit while streamlining the story into a cinematic tale and adding choice excerpts of poetry – as well as Othello’s dying soliloquy – underscoring Orlando’s ..
  6. Well schooled in NewlynThis is Cornwall
    Her great grandmother Florence Pilcher, and her second husband artist Thomas Millie Dow, lived for a long time at Talland House, St Ives, which they took over from the Stephen family and where the author Virginia Woolf and the painter Vanessa Bell 

    St. Ives Bay

  7. Changing the DialogueHuffington Post
    As Virginia Woolf once famously said, “throughout history, anonymous was a woman.” So what is the difference between those women who have achieved significance and success and those who haven’t? There are several traits that these women possess 
  8. A Legend Reborn: Café Royal to Reopen This FallElite Traveler Website
    Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor,Winston Churchill and Muhammad Ali were all patrons. Over the past four years, David Chipperfield Architects has restored and transformed the grandeur of the old Café Royal 
  9. ‘Elite’ has become a vicious five-letter wordEconomic Times
    Alison Light’s 2007 book Mrs Woolf and the Servants: The Hidden Heart of Domestic Service posited an interesting theory – without servants to take care of quotidian concerns, Virginia Woolf may never have become a writer. To a large extent, this theory 
  10. The Mayors of Boston’s Bloomsbury group are Jewish!Examiner.com
    The Bloomsbury Set, as it was also called, was an influence bunch of English writers, intellectuals, and artists. They included Virginia Woolf, V. Sackville-West, Mary McCarthy and others who influenced prevailing attitudes of the early and middle 20th
  11. Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman Latest Additions to Audible’s A-List CollectionPublishers Weekly (blog)
    Audible just added two new audiobooks – Nicole Kidman’s performance of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse and Dustin Hoffman’s performance of Being There by Jerzy Kosinsk — in its A-List Collection. As narrators for the A-List Collection, Kidman and 
  12. Artist Spotlight: Sally WhitwellAutostraddle
    Among all this, Sally somehow found time to create her sophomore album, The Good, The Bad and The Awkward — a three-second record that pays tribute to her most loved cinematic characters such as Anne Frank, Virginia Woolf and Amélie, those she 
  13. Florence Welch says she has ‘massive girl crush’ on MIAElectric Banana
    Discussing her inspirations to the magazine, she said: “I like the idea of being likeVirginia Woolf; in the old photos she looks very beautiful to me. I’ve always 

    Florence And the Machine


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