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Virginia Woolf's parents, Leslie Stephen and Julia Jackson, in Switzerland circa 1889. #virginiawoolf #sirlesliestephen

Virginia Woolf at 18. “He [Leslie Stephen] has presented me with a set of gardening tools - and commands me to convert the back garden - Already we have created a flower bed (minus the flowers it is true) and we propose to renew the grass - to have a border of lilies and other flowers - to rake the whole place clean - in short do not be surprised if you behold a miniature Kew when you are next here - Then, that we may not be wholly ornamental and wasteful - when the winter comes the flow