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6 October 2017


And the last chapter is Wording: why Bloomsbury is the home of words. We have T S Eliot in his office at Faber, all the famous novelists who lived in Bloomsbury (though Winifred Holtby and Vera Brittain are left out of the book, as is Dorothy Sayers) and then on p. 159, just before Alexander Herzen and opposite a photograph of the Victoria Press (‘which Emily Faithfull founded at 9 Coram Street in 1860; staffing the company entirely with women, she used the press to produce periodicals that fought explicitly for women’s rights’) is a mention of us! The text says that we tap into Bloomsbury’s long relationship with feminism and that we are ‘a small but extremely innovative house.’ A very pleasing conclusion to an excellent book!

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