Bought 17 May 2008 – Sensible Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

A collection of diaries and autobiographical essays from all through Strachey’s life, this is a companion piece to the (wonderful) Holroyd biography, consisting of material that he discovered while doing his research. It’s amazing to see how Strachey’s narration of his experience, whether travels or love affairs, hardly alters from youth to age. There’s some lovely cameos of other Bloomsbury types and Holroyd pulls the whole together with lightly written explanations and historical information.

A good addition to the collection.