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Note from Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West

We have a highly literary book blog post for you all today!

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term. For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item (book or otherwise) from RBSC, research its history, and introduce it to a public audience through a blog or wiki.

Rebecca Sheppard dives into our world renowned Norman Colbeck Collection of nineteenth-century and Edwardian poetry and belles-lettres, and comes up with a breezy and complimentary note written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West, the author of The Edwardians.

http://wiki.ubc.ca/Course:ENGL419/Books/The_Edwardians

The novel saw a great deal of success for having been written as a “joke” by an author who hoped that “everybody will be seriously annoyed” by it. Rebecca’s wiki discusses Sackville-West, The Edwardians, and other works published by The Hogarth Press. Enjoy!

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