Starting out as an Elizabethan boy, Orlando travels through distant lands and through centuries on a quest to find self-expression, before becoming a twentieth-century female writer. This is a biography of a unique individual; a protagonist whose search for satisfaction, for a full and all-encompassing life, is entirely unbound by convention.
Behind the quiet confidence of Virginia Woolf's stream-of-consciousness prose was a tumultuous and tragic personal life. A member of England's influential Bloomsbury Set, the died by suicide in 1941. Her position as one of the greatest ever female - and modernist - writers is incontestable.