Square Haunting

Five Lives in London Between the Wars
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100155703
Released: Apr 07, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684576623
Narrator/s: Corrie James
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Mecklenburgh Square has always been a radical address. Nestled in the heart of Bloomsbury, these townhouses have borne witness to the lives of some of the century's most revolutionary cultural figures-many of whom were extraordinary women. United by their desire to experiment with new ways of living-and therefore of being-these authors and thinkers were trailblazers in their commitment to creative independence. Square Haunting is a glorious portrait of five of the square's inhabitants whose lives intersected in the interwar years: modernist poet and novelist Hilda Doolittle; crime writer Dorothy Sayers; celebrated classicist Jane Harrison; historian and suffragist Eileen Power; and Virginia Woolf. Francesca Wade's luminous group biography restores a female voice to London's streets, revealing five unforgettable characters who forged careers and identities that would have been impossible without these rooms of their own. Roving across a time of historical upheaval, Wade takes us beyond the famed bohemian parties and political salons into the emotional texture and gender politics of daily life itself-and an era that gave birth to a new modes of working, loving, and being.

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Author(s): Francesca Wade
Product Number EB00764543
Released: Apr 07, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: #9780451497819