Leonard Woolf, Paperback



Many people today know Leonard Woolf mainly through the surname of his wife, Virginia, or his role in supporting her through her mental illness, depicted in films like The Hours.

Some critics see him as his wife's oppressor. In Victoria Glendinning's biography, for the first time we see the whole man.

As well as being a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group, Leonard was a formidable figure in his own right, first as an innovative civil administrator in Ceylon, then as a writer, leading light of the Fabian society and publisher of TS Eliot, EM Forster, Robert Graves, Katherine Mansfield and of course Virginia Woolf.

He was interested in everything and knew everybody. The achievement of Glendinning's book is to make its readers wish that they knew him too.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 16 pp picture section
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781416526070



Free delivery within the UK
Standard Delivery
Within the UK

Also by Victoria Glendinning   |  View all



Available with free
standard delivery



Available with free
standard delivery



Available with free
standard delivery