Mrs. Woolf and the servants : an intimate history of domestic life in Bloomsbury /

"When Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own in 1929, she established her reputation as a feminist, a woman who could imagine a more open and liberal reality, and an advocate for the female voice. Indeed the Bloomsbury set has often been identified with liberal, open-minded views; Woolf&...

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Main Author: Light, Alison, 1955-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2009, ©2008.
Edition:Paperback ed.
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300 |a xxiii, 376 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 21 cm 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-358) and index. 
505 0 |a The family treasure -- Sophie Farrell and Julia Stephen -- Miss Genia and Sophie Farrell -- Housemaids' souls -- Edith Sichel and Lottie Hope -- Mrs Woolf, Mrs Bell and 'the click' -- The question of Nelly -- Virginia Woolf and Nellie Boxall -- Memoirs of a lavatory attendant -- Mrs Woolf and 'Mrs Gape' -- Afterlives -- Appendix: Biographical notes on the servants. 
520 |a "When Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own in 1929, she established her reputation as a feminist, a woman who could imagine a more open and liberal reality, and an advocate for the female voice. Indeed the Bloomsbury set has often been identified with liberal, open-minded views; Woolf's circle of artists and writers were considered Bohemians ahead of their time. But they were also of their time. Like thousands of other British households, Virginia Woolf's relied on live-in domestics for the most intimate of daily tasks. That room of her own she so valued was cleaned, heated, and supplied with meals by a series of cooks and maids throughout her childhood and adult life. In Mrs. Woolf and the Servants, Alison Light gives depth and dignity to the long-overlooked servants who worked for the Bloomsbury intellectuals." -- Book cover. 
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