Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

118 Handwritten: July 21, [1940]

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

118 Handwritten: July 21, [1940]

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c/o J. E. Fry

Lac la Hache

B. C.


21st July

My dear Virginia--

If this letter ever reaches you which seems doubtful as posts are incredibly slow, it is just to tell you I found the rest of yr. M.S. here and have been delighted to have the opportunity of finishing it.

Even if I hadn't known Roger I should still think it one of the most wonderful biographies I had ever read--but knowing him, I have constantly wondered how you managed to divine his character so wonderfully, and to show him to us even better than we had seen him ourselves.

I think you have found the exact balance of the underlying characteristics and the details most wonderfully.

I hope you feel very pleased about it yourself, I am convinced it's a great work of art as well as a fascinating portrait.

I am very sorry Mrs Nicholson did not send her Barbara with us as I could easily have got her onto that boat with us, & I fear that most schemes for sending children over have been held up since our departure.

It feels incredibly peaceful and calm here 100 miles from the nearest station, with only 2 posts a week, though we listen to the cracky radio for every scrap of news we can get from England. It is wonderful to have the children here and no longer to feel that every remark of little Roger's is a stab in one's heart. We are terribly lucky. …

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