Hyde Park Gate News, Paperback Book

Hyde Park Gate News Paperback


As children, Virginia Woolf, elder sister Vanessa Bell, and brother Thoby Stephen collaborated on their very own family newspaper.

Published here, Hyde Park Gate News includes the original drawings as well as previously unpublished photographs from the family albums.

Ingeniously mimicking the style of the leading newspapers of their day, the Stephen children present a charming and candid portrayal of the day-to-day events at their family home in London and at their holiday home in St Ives.

Gossipy, playful, and at times irreverent, they record the comings and goings of a host of figures, George Meredith and Henry James among them, while also proffering their own fictional, poetic, and artistic creations.

Acclaimed for her innovative style, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is one of the most important figures of the Modernist movement; her sister Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was a painter and a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group.


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