Woolf at the door? Jonathan Wooding investigates the author’s Quaker links

‘Perhaps Woolf did write about Q. Meeting, after all.’

‘It’s not another passion story, but a series of annunciations, epiphanies or Pentecosts.’ | Photo: Virginia Woolf

Let’s start with Mrs Ramsay, the principal character in Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse: ‘All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.’

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