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Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)

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 Stephen; forward by Hermione Lee and edited by Gill Lowe

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