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born 1882, London (Kensington). daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Duckworth. Both had been married previously. Two older children: Vanessa, who became Vanessa Bell, the painter; brother Thoby the model for Tibby in E M Forster's *Howard's end*.
family grew up in Kensington. 1895, mother died of flu; V's first mental breakdown. father died 1904, V's 2nd mental breakdown, suicide attempt.
Virginia, Vanessa and Thoby moved to Bloomsbury, nucleus of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists. 1910 working for feminist cause. nervous breakdown, `on the verge of madness'. hallucinations. nursing home. 1911 moved to Firle, quiet, tiny Sussex village. madness again in 1912 - nursing home. married Leonard Woolf, a Jew. 1914 VW & Leonard moved to Hogarth House in Richmond, South London. 1917 V & LW bought their own printing press, installed in their drawing room at Hogarth House. founded Hogarth Press. bought and moved to Monk's House, Rodmell, Sussex. 1941 suicide, aged 49.
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