‘If you could go back in time to another decade, which decade would you choose and why? Would you want to return or stay there? What if you could bring one other person with you?’
This is easy, it would obviously be the 1890’s. Hopefully I’d still be in London too, perfectly poised to be on the edges of the fin du siecle, I’d be able to read all the amazing literature as it was happening, and of course I would be a New Woman, maybe even writing for journals myself, or editing one. I’d be a suffragette too, of course, and would probably be doing everything I could to combine the decadent and the political lifestyles, and also possibly being arrested for stalking Oscar Wilde or Algernon Charles Swinburne.
I would want to stay there, but that would mean living through the 1900’s, which would be good from a political perspective at least, but knowing that WWI was coming up, though hopefully I’d not be too old when Virginia Woolf’s early work started coming out. I wouldn’t need to bring anyone with me, I’d be having enough fun on my own.