Lesbian writer VIRGINIA WOOLF was born in London. The most celebrated of the Bloomsbury set, her writing is cerebral, and subtle. Woolf’s greatest love was probably Vita-Sackville West. Although married to Leonard Woolf, the ethos of Bloomsbury discouraged sexual exclusivity, and in 1922, Woolf met the poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West. After a tentative start, they began a relationship that lasted through most of the 1920s. In 1928, Woolf presented Sackville-West with “Orlando,” a fantastical biography in which the eponymous hero’s life spans three centuries and both genders. It has been called by Nigel Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West’s son, “the longest and most charming love letter in literature.” After their affair ended, the two women remained friends until Woolf’s death in 1941.