On 7 April 1937 Virginia Woolf told Stephen Spender that when writing The Years (1937) she had been anxious to ‘Keep one toe on the ground by means of dates, facts’. The Pargiters began as ‘a novel of fact’ and in two interesting and previously unacknowledged ways, The Years ended up as one.
Searchlights and Anglo-German Rivalry in The Years
Jennifer Birkett, David Bradshaw, John E. Coombes, Andy Croft, Jane de Gay, Rainer Emig, John Fordham, Chris Hopkins, David Margolies, Rick Rylance, Judy Simons, Gay Wachman, Patrick Williams, Mary Joannou and John Lucas
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