52 Tavistock Sqre W.C.

17th May 1927

My dear Charlie,

You are amazing in the way you read your friends books. It is the greatest encouragement. I can't say 
how glad I am that you like the Lighthouse. You said Mrs Dalloway lacked humanity; and if this is better in that 
way, it is a proof that I took your strictures to heart. I confess I sometimes want to cut the whole psychology 
business altogether; it is so endless, but I get drawn in against my will. Those jumps and jolts you complain of 
are not at all to my liking. Unfortunately one is doing a very difficult thing with imperfect means: I can never 
scrape through a book without disaster. But I wont bore you with all this.

Wont you dine with us on Wednesday 25th 7.45? That would be very nice.

Yours ever
Virginia Woolf