Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter March 28, 1941

Posted:  Wed, 03/28/2018 - 7:00am
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A sad anniversary to remember a gifted writer. Here is the letter she penned to her husband Leonard before she filled her overcoat pockets with rocks and walked into the River Ouse to drown.

In 1929, Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" imagined a literal and figurative space for women writers. As a writer myself, I made this miniature room out of a vintage cigar box that imagines that space.

The tiny furniture  is handmade: a rustic ladder back chair and a simple Shaker writing desk, as well as a tiny cork board and a "picture window" made from a vintage postcard of a lighthouse on Pemaquid Point in Maine.  When you have a room like this, you need a beautiful view. On the desk is a little blotter with inkwell and pad of paper, a stack of mail, a marked up manuscript, a pot of sunflowers and a bottle of wine with a glass.

You can even customize this box with your own choice of book cover and either a bottle of red or white wine. See more details and photos on my Etsy page.


 Find out more about my literary side gig at www.tonicofthewoods.com