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‘On Being Ill’ joins Virginia Woolf’s essays with her mother’s

Mother and daughter writers

Virginia Woolf was 13 when her mother, Julia Stephen, died of rheumatic fever in 1895. Now essays by mother and daughter have been joined together for the first time in a volume published by the nonprofit Paris Press, based in Western Massachusetts.

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