Virginia Woolf


“You cannot find peace by avoiding life”.

This is the fifteenth square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

Virginia Woolf, writer. Born in Kensington in 1882 (thanks Hilaire). Died in 1941, by her own hand.

Here is the only surviving recording of her voice, 1937.

In keeping with recent posts’ Fleet Street link; when Virginia and Leonard were first married (1912) they ate their daily meals at The Cock Tavern, having rented rooms at nearby Clifford’s Inn.

The square was cut from a National Portrait Gallery members’ booklet. The photograph was taken in 1927, but the photographer is unknown. Copyright: Mortimer Rare Book Room Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.


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