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In one corner was a young woman typist who had been bombed out of her
lodging and was now "temporarily" living in the pillbox with a small suitcase
containing all her possessions. In the other corner was a family consisting of
husband, wife, ...
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