Mrs Woolf and the Servants (häftad)
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Commended for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008; Short-listed for Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 2008
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integrated b&w illustrations
integrated b&w illustrations
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Mrs Woolf and the Servants (häftad)

Mrs Woolf and the Servants

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Virginia Woolf was a feminist and a bohemian but without her servants - cooking, cleaning and keeping house - she might never have managed to write. Mrs Woolf and The Servants explores the hidden history of service. Through Virginia Woolf's extensive diaries and letters and brilliant detective work, Alison Light chronicles the lives of those forgotten women who worked behind the scenes in Bloomsbury, and their fraught relations with one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
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An absorbing investigation, serious, radical and feminist in its politics, entertaining in its delivery * The Independent * A compelling portrait of how rich and poor women of this time were locked into a strange and pernicious symbiosis, and a vital warning against social inequality * Telegraph * Offers us an invaluable glimpse into the hidden history of domestic service in an absorbing narrative, beautifully written with the sensibility of a poet * The Times * An absorbing investigation, serious, radical and feminist in its politics, entertaining in its delivery * The Independent * Fascinating, beautifully written and meticulously researched * Literary Review *

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Alison Light is the author of Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars and edited Virginia Woolf's Flush for Penguin Classics. She has worked at the BBC and lectured at London University. She is currently a part-time Professor at the Raphael Samuel History Centre in the University of East London and also teaches in the School of English at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She is a contributor to the London Review of Books. Her grandmother worked as a domestic servant.