Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (Hardback)Francesca Wade (author)
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Taking as its setting the hidden literary and artistic hothouse of London’s Mecklenburgh Square, Francesca Wade’s impressively immersive book explores the lives and works of five astonishing women. Providing an illuminating and vivid picture of inter-war life and the Bloomsbury set and written in rich, evocative prose, Square Haunting is a fresh perspective on a fascinating period and social milieu.
I like this London life ... the street-sauntering and square-haunting. - Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925
Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries; among them were the modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and writer and publisher Virginia Woolf.They each alighted there seeking a space where they could live, love and, above all, work independently.
Francesca Wade's spellbinding group biography explores how these trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of literature, scholarship, and social norms, forging careers that would have been impossible without these rooms of their own.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 683 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 30 mm
‘Rises above the publishing clichés to tell a deeper story about women’s autonomy in the early 20th century, about their work and education, politics and activism, eloquent, pellucid, sometimes poignant.’ - The Observer
'Endlessly interesting, unshowy, tightly argued and large-hearted'. - The Guardian
'Outstanding. I'll be recommending this all year.' - Sarah Bakewell
'A beautiful and deeply moving book.' - Sally Rooney
'Elegant, erudite and absorbing, Square Haunting is a startlingly original debut, and Francesca Wade is a writer to watch.' - Frances Wilson
'A fascinating voyage through the lives of five remarkable women - moving and immersive.' - Edmund Gordon
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