University buys author Virginia Woolf's diaries

The diaries of the writer Virginia Woolf have been bought by the University of Sussex at a Sotheby's auction. The diaries reveal personal details of the author's final years, giving an insight into her daily life.

Virginia Woolf lived in Lewes in Sussex in the early 1900s.

The University of Sussex was able to raise the £60,000 for the journals with the help of the V&A/MLA Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of the National Libraries and individual donors.