Vanessa Curtis - Author

About the Author

Vanessa Curtis's first children's book Zelah Green: Queen of Clean (Egmont) was shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. The sequel Zelah Green: One More Little Problem was released in July 2010. Vanessa is also a freelance book reviewer and the author of three books on Virginia Woolf. She co-edits The Virginia Woolf Bulletin, the magazine of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and, as a trained pianist, also teaches the piano part-time. She works as a reader for a literary consultancy. Vanessa lives near Chichester harbour, West Sussex. Vist Vanessa's website at www.vanessacurtis.com

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The Baking Life of Amelie Day

The Baking Life of Amelie Day

Author: Vanessa Curtis Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Amelie Day loves to bake so she's thrilled when she's invited to compete in Britain's Best teen Baker of the Year. But Amelie has cystic Fibrosis and some days she can barely breathe. Determined not to let her condition or her mum stop her taking part, Amelie musters all her flour power, but will it be enough to get her there?

Taming of Lilah May (PDF)

Taming of Lilah May (PDF)

Author: Vanessa Curtis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Virginia Woolf's Women

Virginia Woolf's Women

Author: Vanessa Curtis Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2007

This biography concentrates exclusively on Woolf's close and inspirational female friendships with the key women in her life. Vanessa Curtis looks both at the effect of these relationships on her emotional life and the inspiration that each woman provided for the female protagonists in her fiction.

The Hidden Houses of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell

The Hidden Houses of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell

Author: Vanessa Curtis Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2005

In 1904, Virginia Woolf made her own reverent pilgrimage to the home of the Bronte sisters in Yorkshire, a journey that enabled her to set the work of Charlotte Bronte in context with the writer's life. Now, for the first time, Vanessa Curtis has visited and researched the early holiday homes used by Virginia and her sister Vanessa between 1882 and 1908. Her journey rediscovers the splendour of long summers spent at ancient Jacobean halls, the tranquil beauty of an Edwardian Christmas in the New Forest, the heady pleasures of returning to a childhood haunt in Cornwall and a wealth of Victorian holidays spent at cottages and lodging-houses across England. In this unique biography of place, Curtis studies these 'hidden houses' in conjunction with the novels of Virginia Woolf and the diaries and letters of both Woolf, and her sister Vanessa Bell. Archive photographs provide a unique glimpse into the world of the upper-middle-class Victorian/Edwardian holidaymaker, whilst original research gives an added insight into the minds, inspired by the landscapes of the English countryside and coast, of two of the most colourful members of the Bloomsbury Group: the passionate, committed painter Vanessa Bell and, Virginia Woolf, one of the most enigmatic and enduring writers of the twentieth century.

Lilah May's Manic Days (PDF)

Lilah May's Manic Days (PDF)

Author: Vanessa Curtis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

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