Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Dreadnought Hoax - Virginia Woolf

I have just been chuckling over the Dreadnought hoax which Virginia was asked to join at the last moment. She certainly had an interesting life. Dressed as an Abyssinian, Adrian (her brother) and others along with Virginia pretended to be visiting dignitaries and got a guided tour of the HMS Dreadnought. Nothing would have come of it, if the ringleader, Horace Cole, had not leaked the story to the press. Sounds just like a student prank. Grant