January 25, 2018 12:53 IST

Google Doodle celebrates novelist Virginia Woolf's 136th birthday

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London-based illustrator Louise Pomeroy created the Doodle, which Google said was meant to reflect her "minimalist style". Woolf's fiction showed us that a person's inner life is as complex and strange as any plot. One of the foremost novelists of the 20th century, born in London in 1882, Woolf described in a 1921 diary entry how memories of family holidays and the surrounding landscape, especially the Godrevy Lighthouse, impacted her fiction in later years.