Yesterday, wood s lot reminded me, was the anniversary of Adeline Virginia Stephen's birth (January 25th 1882 - March 28th 1941), daughter of Julia Jackson Duckworth, a member of the Duckworth publishing family, and Leslie Stephen, a literary critic and the founder of the Dictionary of National Biography. (Her life-span [1882-1941] is, I note, exactly that of James Joyce.) I had planned that this year would be my "Virginia Woolf year" (Julia Briggs' Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life whetted my appetite late in 2005) as I've only read Orlando. Maybe I should join The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain? No. I'll be fine. But I should, at least, read The Waves and Mrs Dalloway.

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