Written by Frances Spalding
2014; 192 pages (National Portrait Gallery)
Genre: writer, biography, art
This book is a brief biography of Virginia Woolf’s life – from how her parents met to the day she was found drowned on her own accord. While it gives you the highlights of a young Virginia Stephens’ rise to an author and her descent into depression I found what I loved about this book was the art. In this book we have art from Vanessa Bell, Virginia’s sister and photographs from a famous family friends to portraits of other people from her time. I recommend this book to anyone interested in Woolf, art and writing.