There are five places which intimately link Virginia Woolf's life and work: Cornwall, London, Kent, Cambridge and Rodmell, Sussex. In visiting each of these to compare the real places with their depictions, the author was astonished by the literal accuracy of Woolf's descriptions. This previously neglected aspect of Virginia Woolf's artistry is acknowledged and investigated in some depth in this book. The works discussed are "To the Lighthouse" (Cornwall and St.Ives), "Mrs Dalloway", (London), "Orlando" (Knole and Sissinghurst), "A Room of One's Own" (Cambridge), and "Between the Acts" (Monk's House, Rodmell). By visiting each of these places the author introduces the general reader to Woolf's books and themes.