The 100 best novels: No 50 – Mrs Dalloway

In The Guardian‘s top 100 list there is another entry that many students will recognise, Mrs Dalloway. (It’s shell-shocked character Septimus Warren Smith makes this a particularly appropriate read for this, the centenary of 1914.)

(The 100 best novels: No 50 – Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 1925 | Books |

The 1910 Dreadnought hoax
The 1910 Dreadnought hoax (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Woolf (with a beard on the left hand side of the photo) and some of her friends fooled the navy into believing that they were a group of visiting Abyssinian dignitaries.