Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

33 Typed; Signed [Last Line Handwritten Up Side of Page]: December 22, 1928

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

33 Typed; Signed [Last Line Handwritten Up Side of Page]: December 22, 1928

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TEL.

WINDSOR 31.

MANOR COTTAGE.

CLEWER GREEN,

WINDSOR,

BERKS.

22nd December, 1928.

My dear Mrs. Virginia Woolf,

For some weeks now I have been intending to write to you; however, perhaps it may be just as well that I have waited until such time as there has abated what has no doubt been a spate of letters about your last book.

Will you [begin strikethrough]now[end strikethrough] allow one whom you once buried (deeper than Caesar) now to praise it?

To praise is an impertinence--but Lord, how I did enjoy it. I even went to what you, as a writer, must confess was an extreme length in dealing with any book. I bought it--(and this after having read it in the Times Library.) Actions speak louder than words.

I also read it aloud to my husband. This was on the evening of the day when I had dragged him up for the first time into an aeroplane; with the result that the two things are inseparably connected in his mind. As he saw for the first time the countryside looking so different, so he also felt that it was from an aeroplane that he received this vivid, brilliant glimpse down onto English history. …

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