'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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March 3, 2014

A young Elizabeth



{Jenkins} in 1934, from today's Persephone Post, just because their timing is so perfect.

I just noticed that this portrait I had found of Virginia Woolf, once before, was painted in the same year {several years, maybe even ten, after they met}. It shows her in the Woolfs' flat in Tavistock Square.





3 comments:

Cosy Books said...

I am so enjoying your posts on Elizabeth, Audrey, but just about went into a swoon at mention of her getting rid of her Edwardian furniture.
Do you know anything about the copyright on the Downshire Hill book? I've tried to track down a copy but one library wants $20 to loan it while another library is asking $10...a reissue would be perfect. Actually, your situation is perfect, you minx, a loan period of over one year...I say!

Audrey said...

Hi, Darlene,

The copy I am reading might be the first edition - a hardcover, published in the UK by Michael Russell in 2004. Does that help?

Doesn't Persephone Books have some kind of write-in campaign for what they will publish next? They'd sell at least 2 copies right away, wouldn't they?

Vintage Reading said...

Oh is that Elizabeth Jenkins? She was quite a beauty. I was very impressed with The Tortoise and the Hare.

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