Persephone Readathon #3 Flush Readalong Discussion Post: Chapters 4-6

Here is a place for anyone participating in the readalong* of Flush by Virginia Woolf to discuss the final three chapters. You can see the post for chapters 1-3 here.  (ICYMI, you can download a free eBook version here.)

I’ve posted a few questions/prompts to get things started, but feel free to chat about whatever springs to mind.

*Or anyone who has previously read the book and want’s to join in

I’ll try to update this list as I get further into the reading myself. Hope you’re enjoying/or have enjoyed the readalong!


-Did you think this was an effective way to write a “biography?” Did you come away learning anything new about Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

-What stood out to you about the relationship between Miss Barrett and Flush?

-What are some of your favorite descriptions of life in Victorian London and/or Italy from Flush’s point of view?

-Are you a dog person?

-Is there a passage that jumped out at you?

-Would you recommend Flush to other Persephone fans?

-Did the book remind you of anything you’ve read previously?

-How did you feel about Woolf’s writing?

-What are your final thoughts?


4 thoughts on “Persephone Readathon #3 Flush Readalong Discussion Post: Chapters 4-6

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  1. I thought this was a charming book – thank you for bringing it to my attention through this readathon! I think having the dog perspective worked so well and has made me interested in finding out more about his owner! It’s a book I’ll definitely be recommending to others as it felt quite ‘modern’ despite its age as that bond between dog and owner is still as relevant now as it was then!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it and found it to be charming as well! I completely agree that it felt very modern. I knew the bare basics of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s life, but want to learn more about her now too. It’s a very readable, clever, and well-written take on a biography.


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