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Record 19036

Reading Experience:

Wednesday 28 August 1940: 'I should say, to placate V[irginia].W[oolf]. when she wishes to know what was happening in Aug. 1940 -- that the air raids are now at their prelude. Invasion, if it comes, must come within 3 weeks [...] We've not had our raid yet, we say. Two in London. One caught me in the L[ondon]. Library. There I sat reading in Scrutiny that Mrs W[oolf]. after all was better than the young. At this I was pleased.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 26 Aug 1940 and 28 Aug 1940
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: The London Library
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Scrutiny
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1940
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19036  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 5
  Page: 313
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1984), 5, p. 313,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. cites article by R. G. Cox, reviewing Folios of New Writing, in June 1940 number of Scrutiny; see p.313 n.10 in source.



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