Google has today created a new ‘doodle’ to celebrate Virginia Woolf’s 136th birthday. And so, it seems timely to reprise our little film which features my sonnets about Virginia and her last home, Monk’s House, here in East Sussex.

Towards the end of the film, you will have heard Emily reading, so beautifully, an excerpt from Virginia’s essay, ‘Evening over Sussex’. It happens to be her birthday too. Here is a detail of my drawing ‘Waiting in the Wings’, which has as its centrepiece a portrait of Emily as Irina in Three Sisters. (She can also be spotted in the background in the role of Kate Nickleby.)

2 thoughts on “VIRGINIA WOOLF, 1882-1941”
  • Nancy Nichols

    Nature, art, love and loss — you always manage to examine and illuminate them all. Thank you for this very moving post, (and I loved the chair backs!) And the readings were superb. Beautiful voices. Nancy N

  • Peter Morris

    Delightful film. Love visiting Monk’s House – try to go every summer. As to the portrait, I remember vividly seeing `Three Sisters’ in the intimacy of the Donmar – one of my best evenings in the theatre.

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