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Virginia Woolf and the Raverats: a different sort of friendship

New Trade Hardback published May 2004
My dear Jacques, It was very nice to get your letter - to which Gwen's handwriting adds an unmistakable smack of that lost but unforgotten woman. I’m glad you liked Jacob better than the other novels; one always wishes the last to be best. I’m not blind, though, to its imperfections - indeed it’s more an experiment than an achievement. Is your art as chaotic as ours? I feel that for us writers the only chance now is to go out into the desert & peer about, like devoted scapegoats, for some sign of a path. I expect you got through your discoveries sometime earlier. All this, however, we will chatter about endlessly when we meet...
From Virginia Woolf to Jacques Raverat December 10th 1922.

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It looks wonderful and I can see that I shall enjoy reading it. The illustrations are especially good. Warmest Congratulations!
Professor S D Keynes

Woolf & the Raverats arrived today in fine condition. We are very pleased with it and look forward to reading the lovely type on fine paper.
Jim Bishop

It's a fascinating and, of course, unique book.
Peter Kettle

The publication of these letters in one volume brings into focus an unusually compassionate aspect of Virginia Woolf. Jacques Raverat's lucid, unsentimental letters to Woolf are dictated to his wife, the artist Gwen, as he is dying in France. Very moving, they are a compelling read.
(Henrietta Garnett, great niece of Virginia Woolf and author of Family Skeletons)
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