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Hyde Park Gate News: The Stephen Family Newspaper
As children, Virginia Woolf, sister Vanessa Bell, and brother Thoby, collaborated on their own family newspaper. Published here for the first time ever, the Hyde Park Gate News also includes their original drawings. Ingeniously mimicking the style of the leading newspapers of their day, the Stephen children—Virginia, Vanessa, and Thoby—present a charming and candid portray ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Hesperus Press
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Reading this book, I think, would delight many readers since Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell and brother Thoby Stephen did join their ideas and take action by composing these mimicking, amusing and candid news reports, fiction and poems of their own when Virginia was ten, Vanessa thirteen And Thoby twelve. They have since revealed their writerly creations when they were so young that we find them amazing due to their literary aptitude. As affirmed in its Forward by Hermione Lee who wrote ...more
young virginia woolf = pure gold. favorite excerpt: (nora.) my own tom i love you with that fervent passion with which my father regards Roast beef but i do not look upon you with the same eyes as my father for he likes Roast Beef for its tast but i like you for your personal merits.
Delightful, daily news created by the Stephen Family. Virginia Woolf and her siblings in her teen years during 1890s. Clever and engaging. A peek into the lives of a highly literate family, meant to amuse and impress parents with exceedingly high standards.
Vanessa Bell was born in Hyde Park Gate, London, the eldest child of the eminent literary scholar and critic Leslie Stephen and his second wife Julia Duckworth. At the time of Vanessa's birth Stephen was engaged as editor of the multi-volume Dictionary of National Biography and his was a home wherein intellectual pursuit, particularly of a literary kind, was encouraged. Besides Vanessa there were ...moreMore about Vanessa Bell...