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Virginia Woolf

Person   Born 25/1/1882 Died 28/3/1941

Born as Adeline Virginia Stephen in Hyde Park Gate, London. Drowned herself in the River Ouse Rodmell, Sussex by filling pockets with stones.

Virginia and Leonard Woolf lived at no. 52 Tavistock Square (on the south side but destroyed during the Second World War) from 1924 to 1939. During this period Woolf wrote some of her most famous works, including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and The Waves.

Dr Jean Moorcroft, Camden New Journal, 31.3.2011, reminds us that “Apart from a period of what she regarded as “exile” in Richmond, the whole of Woolf's writing life was spent in one or other of Camden’s garden squares – Gordon Square, Fitzroy Square, Brunswick Square, Tavistock Square and, briefly, Mecklenburgh Square.”

The Virginia Woolf Society is worth a visit. There is a mosaic portrait of her as the muse Clio on the floor of the vestibule of the National Gallery.

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Bloomsbury Group - Gordon Square

Here and in neighbouring houses during the first half of the 20th century the...

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Fitzrovia local mural

Cynthia Williams was added in 2000.

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Leonard and Virginia Woolf

In this house Leonard and Virginia Woolf lived, 1915 - 1924, and founded the ...

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Virginia Woolf bust

Bronze copy of the bust of Woolf sculpted by Stephen Tomlin in 1931, on a fiv...

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Virginia Woolf - SW7

Virginia Stephen, Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941, novelist and critic, born and li...

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