Forgotten Fictions: The Wise Virgins
JBW joins forces with the Society of Authors to celebrate Persephone Press’s new edition of Leonard Woolf’s forgotten classic, The Wise Virgins. Written on the Woolfs’ honeymoon in 1912, the semi-autobiographical novel examining moral, personal and social dilemmas is discussed by founder of Persephone Books Nicola Beaumann and literary biographer Lyndall Gordon, with Anne Sebba.
Lyndall Gordon is an award-winning literary biographer of, among others, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Her most recent book was Divided Lives.Nicola Beaumann
Nicola Beaumann is a journalist, fiction reviewer and biographer. She founded Persephone Books in 1998. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914 – 39 is one of her books.Anne Sebba
Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer and presenter and former Reuters’ foreign correspondent. She has written eight acclaimed books including That Woman and Jennie Churchill and is Chair of the Society of Authors.