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Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars

Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (Hardback, Main)

By Wade, Francesca

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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 w...ith 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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ISBN 9780571330652
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571330652
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Wade, Francesca
Category Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
World History: From C 1900 -
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 942.10830922
Weight 683g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women intellectuals - Biography - England - London, Women - Intellectual life - 20th century - England, Women - Social life and customs - 20th century - England - London, Bloomsbury London, England - Intellectual life - 20th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade