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Re: An obscure enquiry by Ken Dunn on 13 May 2004 2:09am
Virginia wolf is as tall as can be measured with a tape measure. As I am lucky enough to own one of these useful engineering developments could someone please tell me where she is and I will endeavour to post the measure to someone nearby so that they can endeavour to find out the answer to the question.
I've decided that I'd rather not part with a good tape measure so here is the definitive answer to the question:
V a W ---
i i o h
r n o
g i l f ___

The vertical distance between the lines above and below h is the height of Virginia Woolf.
Don't forget if she is standing up straight she will be a different height.
Re: An obscure enquiry by George on 13 May 2004 4:34am
Re: An obscure enquiry by Palinite14 on 13 May 2004 12:07pm
But her maiden name was Adeline Virginia Stephen, so:

A i i n t e----
d n r i e n
e e g a p
l v i s h------

exactly the same height before and after she got married, which I suppose is what one would expect in any circumstances.
Re: An obscure enquiry by gwen on 13 May 2004 12:58pm
At one time trying to measure her was almost a national obsession. This was difficult in woodland or scrub, where she would lope and crouch a lot - whilst declaiming, of course. It was much easier in town, where one could corner her in a drawing-room or library.
Re: An obscure enquiry by Palinite14 on 14 May 2004 2:14pm
I am reposting to this thread to get it at the top of the list again. Oh, I'm such an egomaniac. Does anyone know of any literary agents who might be interested in sparkling, witty, observant comedies of manners set in contemporary times and written from partial experience by first time novelists? (I am plugging for someone else here.) And how tall was Virginia Woolf?!
Re: An obscure enquiry by TwoSheds on 17 May 2004 10:01am
She was the same height as Nicole Kidman is now.
Re: An obscure enquiry by gwen on 20 May 2004 6:07pm
Palinite, my son's broad bean plant, Virginia, has now grown 38 centimetres in about three weeks. How is your brother doing?
Re: An obscure enquiry by Helen on 20 May 2004 7:56pm
jeezuz to betsy.. you leave a thread for a little bit and it goes bonkers.

I recently fell upon (ouch) a first american edition of "The Years." It is about 8 inches tall.
I hope this helps.
Re: An obscure enquiry by gwen on 20 May 2004 10:44pm
This is sadly inadequate. Tonight Virginia The Bean is 47 cms tall. That is 18 and a half inches.
Re: An obscure enquiry by Palinite14 on 21 May 2004 12:02pm
He's grown another inch. If he keeps this up he'll be 9'4" by the time he's 13.
Virginia is a great name for a plant but I once heard about a couple who named their white rabbit Leonard Woolf and I believe he narrowly escaped ending up in a stew when food critic Jeffrey Steingartern came to stay.
My dog ( a black labrador) actually looks like Virginia Woolf and wears the same expression. This is not to say that Virginia Woolf looked like a dog but you know how people say owners look like their dogs? It's like that.
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