CHARLESTON BULLETIN SUPPLEMENTS


CHARLESTON BULLETIN SUPPLEMENTS

VIRGINIA WOOLF & QUENTIN BELL    Book Number: 85319    Product format: Hardback

A glamorous, illustrated British Library publication edited and with an introduction by Claudia Olk. In the summer of 1923, Virginia Woolf's nephews Quentin and Julian Bell founded a family newspaper entitled The Charleston Bulletin. Quentin decided to ask his aunt Virginia for a contribution and from 1923 to 1927 they together created fully fledged booklets of stories and drawings that were announced as Supplements. Written or dedicated by Woolf and illustrated by Quentin, they present a unique collaboration between a novelist during her most prolific years, and the child-painter. The giddy energy of the Supplements perfectly reflects the scimble-scamble milieu of Charleston, the Sussex farmhouse where Vanessa Bell, her two sons Julian and Quentin, her daughter Angelica, Duncan Grant and David Garnett had lived since 1916. All manner of Bloomsbury tittle-tattle are turned into humorous copy by the keen-eyed and irreverent chronicler. A dinner party at 46, a typical monthly calendar with visits from colonels, majors, lords and ladies, cracked radiators and lunatic motorists, an arrival at Cambridge, the two Miss Stephens, being kissed by Queen Victoria, the young couple called Hiles and Bagenal who slept out in a field to save house rent, riding, chocolate, wedding days, all the spelling, punctuation and grammatical mistakes are reproduced as in the original manuscript. With short history, and for the first time around 40 of Bell's original illustrations. 134pp.
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ISBN 9780712358910
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