Cecil Woolf obituary

Publisher and nephew of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, he extended the hand of friendship to Woolf scholars and writersThe publisher and editor Cecil Woolf, who has died aged 92, was a nephew of Virginia and Leonard Woolf and the last person to have known Virginia Woolf personally, taking her tea in bed as a little boy. From his house in Mornington Crescent, north London, he ran a small publishing company, Cecil Woolf Publishers, producing books including the Bloomsbury Heritage Series, a collection of monographs exploring all aspects of Virginia Woolf and her fabled circle.A kind, charming and erudite man, in later years he spoke regularly at Woolf conferences and extended the hand of friendship to young scholars and writers, inviting them into the home he shared with his wife, the biographer and critic Jean Moorcroft Wilson, where art by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant adorned the walls and dinner was served on the table on which Virginia and Leonard Woolf had run the Hogarth Press. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-26 16:42:57 UTC ]
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Cecil Woolf obituary

Publisher and nephew of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, he extended the hand of friendship to Woolf scholars and writersThe publisher and editor Cecil Woolf, who has died aged 92, was a nephew of Virginia and Leonard Woolf and the last person to have known Virginia Woolf personally, taking her tea... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-26 16:42:57 UTC ]
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Letter: Cecil Woolf was generous and sociable

Cecil Woolf was indeed generous and sociable. Two years ago I visited his home and publishing headquarters off Mornington Crescent in north London, to buy some Bloomsbury Heritage monographs while researching my book Virginia Woolf at Home, on the houses she knew in London, Cornwall and Sussex.I... Continue reading at The Guardian

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