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'I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.' Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925In London during the interwar years, five women's lives intertwined around one address. Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries; among them were the modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and author and publisher Virginia Woolf. In an era when women's freedoms were fast expanding, they each sought a space where they could live, love and - above all - work independently.From the square, these trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of scholarship, literary form and social norms. Taking us into the emotional texture of their lives, Francesca Wade's luminous group biography reveals five unforgettable characters who forged careers that would have been impossible without these rooms of their own.'Elegant, erudite and absorbing, Square .

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'I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and

square-haunting.' Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925In

London during the interwar years, five women's lives

intertwined around one address. Mecklenburgh

Square, on the radical fringes of Bloomsbury, was

home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries;

among them were the modernist poet H. D.,

detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane

Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and

author and publisher Virginia Woolf. In an era when

women's freedoms were fast expanding, they each

sought a space where they could live, love and -

above all - work independently.From the square,

these trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of

scholarship, literary form and social norms. Taking

us into the emotional texture of their lives, Francesca

Wade's luminous group biography reveals five

unforgettable characters who forged careers that

would have been impossible without these rooms of

their own.'Elegant, erudite and absorbing, Square


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'I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and squarehaunting.'

Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925In London during the

interwar years, five women's lives intertwined around one

address. Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of

Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and

revolutionaries; among them were the modernist poet H.

D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane

Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and author and

publisher Virginia Woolf. In an era when women's

freedoms were fast expanding, they each sought a space

where they could live, love and - above all - work

independently.From the square, these trailblazing women

pushed the boundaries of scholarship, literary form and

social norms. Taking us into the emotional texture of their

lives, Francesca Wade's luminous group biography reveals

five unforgettable characters who forged careers that would

have been impossible without these rooms of their

own.'Elegant, erudite and absorbing, Square

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