An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury
Hardback 376pp Illustrated
9781596915602   Product Code: 84684
Virginia Woolf's circle rejected Victorian values, yet in one respect remained Victorians: throughout their lives they relied on servants for their domestic needs. Much has been written about Bloomsbury, yet scant attention has been paid to the staff, mostly women, who were part of the fabric of the Woolfs' lives. This ground-breaking book ventures below stairs, comparing references in Woolf's diaries with letters and interviews to create a frank and revealing picture of this intimate, unequal and sometimes strained relationship.