‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett
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‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett

In 1943 Vanessa Bell painted a group portrait of the Memoir Club, an informal gathering in which members of the Bloomsbury Group read papers about aspects of their lives. As David Garnett commented, it provided opportunities for them to indulge in ‘an almost gourmet-like love of the foibles of old and intimate friends’. The picture, … Continue reading

“Einstein was far more than the scientist who confidently claimed that space and time were not what everybody thought…”
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“Einstein was far more than the scientist who confidently claimed that space and time were not what everybody thought…”

Albert Einstein was born 135 years ago today. To celebrate this anniversary Bloomsbury Reader would like to share with the readers some interesting and funny facts we learned about the genius from Ronald Clark’s comprehensive biography, Einstein – The Life and Times. The life of Albert Einstein has a dramatic quality that does not rest … Continue reading