Virginia Woolf’s passport. A postcard from the Literary Passports set from Galley Beggar Press.
I snapped this recently at the Virginia Woolf exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. I stood, stared, went away and came back again, several times. Wonderful. More thoughts here.
If you’re remotely interested in Virginia Woolf, the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition is both utterly fascinating because of the historical artefacts and images on display and worth experiencing for the quality of the art. I saw it in the summer but it’s on till the end of October so I’m hoping to make a return visit. I’m … More Virginia Woolf exhibition, National Portrait Gallery
I’ve just finished re-reading ‘Orlando’ by Virginia Woolf. It always lifts my spirits to read it because it’s so funny and fun, joyful and playful (not words I often associate with Woolf, much as I love her.) I was prompted to read it again thanks to a lovely new Folio edition as you can see … More Virginia Woolf ‘Orlando’
I love this image. Julia and Leslie Stephen appear engrossed in their books, silent and concentrating. You can almost hear the clock ticking. In the background, the young Virginia Stephen is either lost in thought or fascinated by the camera and photographer. It’s like seeing a passage of ‘To The Lighthouse’ come to life … More Virginia Woolf at home with her parents