The A to Z of Virginia Woolf

A to Z fun size snippets of Virginia’s world

There are many smaller topics that I want to cover in my quest for ‘all things Virginia’ so I thought I would start by choosing a subject for every letter of the alphabet. I have given it some thought and I have something in mind for 24 out of the 26 letters.

If anyone has any ideas for X and Z then please let me know!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The A to Z of Virginia Woolf

  1. I may be able to help you with X and Z , depending on whether or not you want it to be directly related to Virginia.

    The X Society was an undergraduate Society at Trinity College. It was a play-reading group. Lytton Strachey was a member and Leonard Woolf may have been, as well. At least, the rules of the society were found among Leonard’s papers when he died.

    Z could stand for the Zanzibar Hoax. Adrian Stephen and a group of his Cambridge friends impersonated the suite of the uncle of the Sultan of Zanzibar. The hoaxers were welcomed by the mayor and taken on a tour of the town and colleges.

    This information was obtained from the letters of Lytton Strachey, edited by Paul Levy.

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    1. Oh my goodness that is brilliant! Thank you so much. You seem to have done far more work than me on this subject! Thanks again. Watch out for my X and Z posts – may be a while!

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