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by Virginia Woolf

Taking family, friends and servants as her subjects, Virginia Woolf here presents a series of impressions of the people around her. And as she describes their lives – including an in-depth piece on Julian Bell, who was killed in the Spanish Civil War, and sketches on Bloomsbury figures Lady Ottoline Morrell and Lady Strachey – she also reveals much about her own attitudes: to the War, to her writing, to education. The resulting work crucially augments what is currently available of Woolf’s biographical writings.

Edited and introduced by leading Woolf scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, The Platform of Time is a new collection of largely unknown biographical sketches from one of Britain’s foremost Modernist writers, including, for the first time in book form, the complete text of Woolf’s memoir of her nephew Julian Bell.

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