Cornish bay that inspired Virginia Woolf's novel sells for 80K pounds at auction

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London, July 14 (ANI): The Cornish bay that inspired Virginia Woolf to pen her famous novel 'To the Lighthouse' has fetched 80,000 pounds at an auction.

The plot, the Upton Towans beach, stretching from Hale, near St Ives, to the lighthouse on Godrevy Island, was acquired by a private buyer.

Woolf, later in life, revisited her childhood memories in Cornwall as "the best beginning to life conceivable".

"It is wonderful that something that inspired literature is going to help provide funds to feed plays and theatrical productions of the future," the Telegraph quoted Tim Brinkman, the director of Hall for Cornwall, as saying.

Richard Argles, the director of Colliers CRE, which handled the auction, said that the price surpassed their estimate of 50,000 pounds. (ANI)

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