A Bloomsbury lotus

A controversial view of the Bloomsbury intellectual saga By David E P Dennis Many people have heard the phrase ‘The Bloomsbury Group’. English society seems to have an echo of ‘clubability’ even now. We like the Pre-Raphaelites but we don’t like ‘The Right Club’ or the ‘Cambridge Apostles’ (some of them anyway) and certainly the word ‘Bullingdon’ raises hackles and ire. Who are these people who set themselves up above the rest? The accepted list of people who were members of the Group is plain to see. Here’s a list in alphabetical order: Clive Bell (1881 to 1964) Vanessa Bell (1879…

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