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Square Haunting by Francesca Wade

Tue, 28th January 2020 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Five exceptional women, one London square – a fascinating group biography.

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’s book 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.

Francesca has written for many newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement and New Statesman.

The ticket price is redeemable at the event against the cost of Square Haunting (RRP £20).

‘I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.’  – Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925


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