Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

1 Handwritten; to Leonard Woolf: April 22, 1915

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

1 Handwritten; to Leonard Woolf: April 22, 1915

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LAMBTON CASTLE,

PENCE HOUSES.

April 22.15

Dear Mr Woolf

One of the few things I have enjoyed lately has been Virginia's book which I sent for as soon as it came out & read with the greatest delight. I would have liked to tell her how much I enjoyed it but I hear she is ill & does not want to be bothered with letters. I am so very sorry she isn't well & I hope she soon will be again & able to enjoy her success. The book is so amazingly fresh & [salt?] it is as good as going to sea--and there are particular things in it which only one in a million can do as they ought to be done. I couldn't have told her how much pleasure it had given me but I would have liked to try. I was amused at getting a letter from the trenches--from a very young guardsman--asking if I had read a new novel called 'The Voyage out' which he had found very entertaining--especially I gathered from its description of political conversation which he no doubt finds pleasantly reminiscent of his elderly uncles. …

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