NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 FOLIO PRIZE
Bestselling author Angela Lamb is going through a mid-life crisis. She dumps her irrepressible daughter Gerda at boarding school and flies to New York to pursue her passion for Woolf, whose manuscripts are held in a private collection. When a bedraggled Virginia Woolf materialises among the bookshelves and is promptly evicted, Angela, stunned, rushes after her on to the streets of Manhattan.
Soon Angela is chaperoning her troublesome heroine as the latter tries to grasp the internet and scams bookshops with ‘rare signed editions’. Then Virginia insists on flying with her to Istanbul, finds a Turkish admirer and steals the show at an International Conference on – Virginia Woolf.
A witty and profound novel about the miraculous possibilities of a second chance at life.