Virginia Jealous

Virginia Jealous’s work includes travel journalism, essays and poetry. Her most recent book, Rapture’s Roadway (Ventura Press, 2019), is an unconventional memoir about her father’s extraordinary obsession with poet Laurence Hope – aka Violet Nicolson – who killed herself in Madras in 1904. Virginia is based in Denmark, Western Australia.


I: Day One Wombat is perfect. Lies as if resting, lies on gravel road as if it were cool burrow. A narrow stream slowly pools beneath her nose, blood thickening as it flows. These hands alone can’t move her heft; …

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