Lady Ottoline Morrell: You know as well as I do it's a sickness with Carrington. A girl of that age still a virgin. It's absurd.
Lytton Strachey: I was still a virgin at her age.
Lady Ottoline Morrell: But that's my whole point. Don't you see ? So was I. Is there to be no progress ?
Strachey found writing difficult and at one point says "I'm better at living than at writing". I can relate to that.
Later, as Strachey lies in bed, deathly ill, he says "If this is dying I don't think much of it".
I have, of course, hunted down images of paintings by Carrington. I rather like them. I had never heard of her before and now I want prints.