2 thoughts on “Sylvia Townsend Warner and Lolly Willowes

  1. This sounds really good – I’ve to read anything by Warner before, and this seems like a good place to start.

    I was wondering about the Woolf connection, since your description of Laura’s initial situation is very like that of Lady Slane in Vita Sackville-West’s ‘All Passion Spent’ (I’ve not read ‘A Room of One’s Own’).

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    1. I don’t actually know that there was a Woolf – Warner connection. They moved in different spheres, and once Warner moved to Dorset she would have been out of Bloomsbury’s reach, had Bloomsbury wanted to reach her, which I doubt. Her Communism and her interest in music and domestic arts would also not have corresponded well with the focus on visual art in teh Woolf / Bell households.

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