"Superbly researched, often passionately eloquent, and enthralling throughout."-- Washington Post Book World When Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own in 1929, she established her reputation as a feminist, and an advocate for unheard voices. But like thousands of other upper-class British women, Woolf relied on live-in domestic servants for the most intimate of daily tasks. That room of Woolf's own was kept clean by a series of cooks and maids throughout her life. In the much-praised Mrs. Woolf and the Servants , Alison Light probes the unspoken inequality of Bloomsbury homes with insight and grace, and provides an entirely new perspective on an essential modern artist.
Light, Alison, 1955-
Mrs. Woolf and the servants
an intimate history of domestic life in Bloomsbury
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2008.
1st U.S. ed.
xxiii, 376 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Also published as paperback in 2009 wish ISBN 9781596916944.
Originally published: London : Penguin, 2007.
The family treasure : Sophie Farrell and Julia Stephen ; Miss Genia and Sophie Farrell
Housemaids' souls : Edith Sichel and Lottie Hope ; Mrs Woolf, Mrs Bell and 'the click'
The question of Nelly : Virginia Woolf and Nellie Boxall
Memoirs of a lavatory attendant : Mrs Woolf and 'Mrs Gape'
Statement of Responsibility:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bloomsbury (London, England) Biography.
Bloomsbury (London, England) Social life and customs.
Women household employees Great Britain Biography.
Authors, English 20th century Biography.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Employees.
Women household employees