Mrs Dalloway: Margaret Norwich

"“Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” Thus begins the chronicle of a June day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high society hostess in post World War I London, a day in which her routine preparations for an evening party take on immense significance and collide with matters of life and death. Published in 1925 by the Hogarth Press this is a novel in which Virginia Woolf perfects her distinctive style, presenting her reader with the “luminous envelope of consciousness” as the mind itself plays over the surfaces of reality, as life itself adds day to day. Original, thoughtful and a work of art, so much to discuss!"

Tutor: Margaret Norwich

"Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/De Montfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."