Now in her eighty-second year, and in advance of publishing her memoirs in October, Edna O'Brien has opened her home and her heart to documentary filmmakers at Icebox Films for this intimate portrait of the writer. The resulting film gives unprecedented insight, encompassing the sweep of a long career, into one of the great survivors in Irish literature. O'Brien's journey from Tuamgraney, County Clare to the centre of literary life in London has involved rebellion, censorship, elopement, motherhood, divorce, custody battles and the rearing of two sons as a single mother as well as a glittering social life and a growing profile as a public personality and commentator.