Square Haunting: An Evening with Francesca Wade and Lisa Appignanesi

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Location: Hatchards, Piccadilly

‘I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.’ Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925.

Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar 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 writer and publisher Virginia Woolf. They each alighted there seeking a space where they could live, love and, above all, work independently.

Francesca Wade’s spellbinding group biography explores how these trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of literature, scholarship, and social norms, forging careers that would have been impossible without these rooms of their own.

We are thrilled to welcome Francesca Wade here at Hatchards this evening to discuss her much-anticipated book with award-winning novelist and social historian Lisa Appignanesi.

£10 tickets are available at the bookshop and online here.

Square Haunting:

An Evening with Francesca Wade and Lisa Appignanesi

Tuesday 11th February, 6.30pm

Hatchards, Piccadilly

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