Virginia Woolf was born into literary circles and was a leading light of the Bloomsbury group. She has been acclaimed as one of the most innovative writers of the 20th century, whose work has been praised by critics and revered by feminists for decades. Her place in the literary cannon has long been assured.


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As children, Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell and brother Thoby collaborated on their own newspaper, recording the day-to-day events of the family home, 22 Hyde Park Gate. Ingeniously mimicking the style of the leading newspapers of the day, the Stephen children present a charming and candid portrayal of their lives in London and at their holiday home in St Ives. Available as:

  • Hyde Park Gate News: the Stephen family newspaper by Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Thoby Stepen; forword by Hermoine Lee and edited by Gill Lowe




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'From the Archives: A real genius for staying at home' July 7, 2017, of the Times Literary Supplement, an edited version of an article written by Virginia Woolf on Henry David Thoreau, published in the TLS of July 12, 1917


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  • Rustin, Susanna, 2015, Boom time for the Bloomsbury group. New novels, a ballet, a TV series, exhibitions and even an economics prize have all been inspired by the Bloomsbury group. After decades of derision, why do they speak so clearly to our age? 5 June.