Virginia Woolf at Home launched - in Highbury

People - Books Thursday, 30 May 2019

Continuing a series that has also featured Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier


It was not exactly Bloomsbury or Richmond, but the Olden Community Gardens in Highbury offered a retreat nearby the Emirates Stadium, the Drayton Park train line and the Holloway Road for the launch of Virginia Woolf at Home by Hilary Macaskill (Pimpernel Press). Continuing a series that has featured Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier and Charles Dickens, the new book explores houses including Woolf's Bloomsbury residencies in Gordon Square and Tavistock Square, as well as her last home, Monk's House at Rodmell in East Sussex.

Pimpernel, run by ex-Frances Lincoln colleagues Jo Christian and Gail Lynch, has an autumn 2019 list including a biography of Beth Chatto by Catherine Horwood, Isabel Bannerman's Scent Magic: Notes from a Gardener, Led by the Land: Landscapes by Kim Wilkie, Modern Plant Hunters by Dr Sandy Primrose, Henbury by Jeremy Musson (with a foreword by the Prince of Wales), Thomas Hennell by Jessica Kilburn, and Restoration Stories by Philippa Stockley.

Photo: (Hilary Macaskill (right) with designer Becky Clarke (left) and Jo Christian

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