Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!
Virginia Woolf c. 1884. Photograph © The Charleston Trust
Virginia Woolf was born on the 25th January, 1882¸ at the Stephen family residence at 22 Hyde Park Gate in London. She was to become one of the most prolific modernist writers of her time, and her work continues to influence and inspire readers today. The younger sister of Vanessa Bell, Virginia was a central member of the Bloomsbury group of artists, writers and intellectuals, and was a regular visitor to Charleston. Today would have been Virginia’s 133rd Birthday.