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.
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.