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Mrs Woolf saw it coming - now 'forcible preservation' is here

It may be true that the world has heard enough about Virginia Woolf 's centenary by now, but there are probably still a few products of her creative vision that have been overlooked. Take the conservation of historic buildings and ancient monuments for example. As I learned from Radio 4 readings from her notebooks last week, the author of The Waves viewed this process with the scepticism it richly deserves, so much so that, following a sightseeing visit to the Chelsea home of the 19thcentury ...


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