Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group in Twickenham, by Brian Pearce

Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group in Twickenham, by Brian Pearce
Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group in Twickenham, by Brian Pearce

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society in 2007, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N6299)

From the introduction: The Bloomsbury Group.... is a casual name given to a group of friends centred upon Virginia and Vanessa Stephen, daughters of that eminent man of letters, Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-94) distinguished not least by his editorship of the then newly conceived Dictionary of National Biography. The concept of the 'Group' is always thought of in a very loose connection, for it was not a club or society, secret or otherwise, with avowed aims, but a group of friends, thinkers, artists and writers, with certain common attitudes who in relation to the' outside world' (whatever the state of intrigue within their own circle) staunchly supported each other. The circle was centred, if at all, on two addresses, at least in its formative stages: these were 46 Gordon Square, home from 1907 of Clive Bell and Vanessa Bell, nee Stephen, and 29 Fitzroy Square, which became the abode of Adrian and Virginia Stephen - prior to Virginia marrying Leonard Woolf in 1912.

In considering the Bloomsbury associations of Twickenham, it is the extended area included in the Borough of Twickenham as it was from 1937 to 1965, which we have in mind, thus not only St Margaret's, Cambridge Park, and the old town centre, but Teddington, Whitton and the Hamptons as well. Particular attention will be paid to Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant and Anne Oliver Popham, in that order, with mention of Leonard Woolf, Clive Bell, Dora Carrington, and others, with reference to Virginia Woolf, and a brief note on Desmond MacCarthy. Places which receive mention include: 'Burley', 15 Cambridge Park, 65 St Margarets Road, Twickenham, Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Road, Twickenham, Whitton Manor House, Garrick's Villa, Hampton, Hampton Court, and Aubrey House, Riverside.
Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Burley
  • Hampton Court
  • Whitton
  • Duncan Grant
  • Desmond McCarthy
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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