Mr and Mrs Stephen, and Virginia

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“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Emilie Buchwald.

Virginia Woolf, age 11, watching her parents, Julia and Lesley Stephen, read. The photo was taken in 1892/3 at Talland House, their Cornwall holiday home, by Vanessa Stephen/ Bell (Thanks Emily).

You can see the whole piece here.

The photo was cut from a NPG leaflet.

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