The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

April 7, 2016

April 7, 1961

She thrived at the heart of the Bloomsbury group. Vanessa Bell (May 30, 1879 to April 7 1961) was open, loving, creative. The home circle included husband and lover. Here is a sketch from her notebook:

cropped cat

If she had been a genius, would she have been so happy? Maybe yes.

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