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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.
class, the iron laws which prescribe the life and behaviour of young ladies
whether they be the Greek Antigone 600 years before Christ in Thebes or 2,500
years later Elizabeth in Kentucky, U.S.A., and Octavia in Lavington, Sussex.
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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