Monuments woman

The last remaining member of the 60 strong British section of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives (Monuments Men) is a woman and she was interviewed on BBC’s The One Show last night.

She is Anne Olivier Bell, 97 years old now and was awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours for her contribution to literature and art. She spent 25 years editing the diaries of Virginia Woolf who was her Aunt-in-law and restored Charleston which was the country home of the Bloomsbury group.

You can read more about her here and here. Her life story would make an amazing tv drama.


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