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I think it must have been about the middle of January that I began to be uneasy
about Virginia and consulted Octavia Wilberforce. Octavia was a remarkable
character. Her ancestors were the famous Wilberforces of the anti- slavery
Octavia practised as a doctor in Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, and lived there
with Elizabeth Robins. It was in 1928 that we got to know them. Virginia had been
awarded the Femina Vie Heureuse prize, and one afternoon in May we went to ...
In the summers before the war, when we were in Rodmell for August and
September, Octavia would from time to time bring Elizabeth to see us, and we
would sit under the chestnut- tree in the garden talking. Elizabeth was an
incorrigible talker ...
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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