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The London Scene is a beautifully illustrated, gift-book-sized hardback that marks the launch of the Signature Collection, a series of neglected or forgotten works by major authors. Next in line are pieces by EM Forster, Edgar Allan Poe and Jerome K Jerome, which are to be published in the spring. --Observer

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780954575922
ISBN-10: 095457592X
Format: Paperback
(12mm x 153mm x 5mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: Snowbooks Ltd
Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » Although she died more than sixty years ago, Virginia Woolf's sensitive, intelligent, novels - especially TO THE LIGHTHOUSE and MRS DALLOWAY - are still widely and appreciatively read. She and her husband Leonard were closely involved in the formation of the Bloomsbury Group - a bevy of upper-middle-class writers and artists who together influenced much of early 20th-century fictional technique. Fiction, however, was not Virginia's only gift - as exemplified in this charming and vigorous collection of essays, commissioned in 1931 by Good Housekeeping magazine, about London, where the Woolfs mainly lived and which Virginia loved. Her acute observation, imagination, literary expertise and affection combined to produce a poetic eloquence which brings London, its people and places, alive on the page. From the romance and squalor of the Docks to the brashness of Oxford Street, the haunted atmosphere of (mainly literary) Great Men's Houses, the greatest 'House' of all (the Commons), Abbeys and Cathedrals, she presents the wide variety of the greatest city in the world; in simple, straightforward, prose which is a delight to read. London has changed, of course, over the years; but this little book captures it at a particular moment in time: Virginia Woolf's time. The book itself is lovingly designed and made. The witty black-and-white illustrations by Suzanne Barton catch the mood precisely. The perfect gift for Virginia Woolf admirers - and lovers of London. (Kirkus UK)

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