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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Happy Birthday Virgnina Woolf!
From Google Image
She was born Virginia Stephen, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen
by his second wife, Julia Duckworth. The family lived at Hyde Park
Gate, London, and she was educated at home. After her father's death in
1904, she moved to 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, with her sister Vanessa
(later the wife of Clive Bell) and her brothers Thoby and Adrian. The house was to be the original meeting-place of the Bloomsbury Group.
When Thoby died of typhoid fever in 1906, she suffered a prolonged
mental breakdown; throughout her life she was subject to nervous
illness. (From Credo Reference)