February 17, 2018

Hesperus/Trafalgar Square Releasing Newly Discovered Woolf Volume

By LJ Staff

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Not Hesperus Press. The small publisher, which is distributed by Trafalgar Square, has announced that in July it will release recently discovered material by Woolf under the title Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches. The previously unknown writings were among a collection of private papers discovered by scholar David Bradshaw, who edited the six sketches that appear in the forthcoming book. The materials actually had long been in the possession of Teresa Davies, who was hired in the 1960s by Woolf’s husband Leonard to type up certain materials contained in a notebook. He died before she completed the job, and Davies simply put the notebook away. Her husband, a professor, later gave the papers to Bradshaw. The 70-page volume will be released in paperback with a foreword by Doris Lessing.