‘Electricity in the air’
[Alix Strachey]1 was the only one of the many who worked at the Hogarth Press who stayed exactly one day. ‘Leonard and Virginia were very kind’, she told me. ‘They said they would leave me to get used to the press while they went for a walk. It was quite incredibly boring. I said to myself, “I can’t possibly spend the rest of my life doing this”, and when they came back I told them so. They took it very well, I must say’.