Blithe Spirit

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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Location Liverpool, United Kingdom
Introduction Welcome. I'm a former Torontonian and bookseller who is starting a new life in the U.K. I have an abiding interest in Virginia Woolf, women's writing of the first half of the 20th century, the Bloomsbury group, literature in translation, classic and foreign films, and anything to do with the First World War, theatre, and the works of Noel Coward. I may also occasionally blog about the joys of walking, travel, and knitting (my latest obsession). My dream would be to create a beautiful 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.