Blithe Spirit

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Location Liverpool, United Kingdom
Introduction Welcome. I'm a former Torontonian bookseller who has started a new, slower, more crafty life in the U.K. I love anything to do with knitting and all fibre crafts, textiles, hiking and exploring, and reading women's writing from the first half of the 20th century and WW1 literature. My dream would be to create an inspirational shop dedicated to gorgeous yarns and beautifully designed and written books from independent publishers along with the literature, history and art of the period in which Virginia Woolf lived. It would be called (of course) The Brown Stocking.
Favorite Movies Brief Encounter, Top Hat, The Smiling Lieutenant, The 400 Blows, Truly Madly Deeply, Wuthering Heights, Two for the Road, Orlando, The Grand Illusion and too many others to name here.
Favorite Books Mrs. Dalloway, A Dance to the Music of Time, The Collected Plays of Noel Coward, The Forbidden Zone by Mary Borden, Return of the Soldier, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Atonement, No Fixed Address, the Stories of Katherine Mansfield, Jude the Obscure and on and on. Contemporary writers that are terrific include: Jonathan Coe, David Mitchell, A.L. Kennedy, Ali Smith, Adam Thorpe, Gerald Woodward, David Lodge etc.