I am saddened to hear of the passing of Cecil Woolf on 10th June 2019, the last surviving relative of Leonard and Virginia Woolf who knew them, as far as I know.
Many Woolfians have had the pleasure of meeting Cecil, but unfortunately, I was not one. Aged 92, he was and will remain a respected writer and publisher, with many Woolf and Bloomsbury-related work published by the company he ran with his wife, the much-acclaimed biographer, Jean Moorcroft Wilson.
I deeply regret not going to meet Cecil and Jean after the publication of Virginia Woolf in Richmond, which Cecil is seen with in the photo above, courtesy of his lovely daughter, the writer Emma Woolf.
My thoughts are with Jean, Emma and the rest of the family.