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outraged and enraged at being asked to live in them. Most of them within a week
or two had packed up and left us ; they preferred to face the risk of Hitler's bombs
to life in a Sussex village. The strange first air raid of the war — it was, of course,
Octavia had been born and bred in a large house in Sussex, a young lady in a
typical country gentleman's country house. But though she was always very much
an English lady of the upper middle class, she was never a typical young lady.
She did in Kentucky what Octavia was to do later on in Sussex; with extraordinary
strength of mind and determination she broke the fetters of family and class, the
iron laws which prescribe the life and behaviour 81 VIRGINIA'S DEATH.
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Ah, the somewhat less famous husband of Virginia! I've read volumes 1 and 5 of his autobiography, and loved them. Leonard Woolf was an extremely intelligent man and an excellent writer. His prose has ... Read full review