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A Life Of My Own

Claire Tomalin.
Item #: D12579
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 352 / 2018
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399562914
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A renowned biographer of Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Hardy, Claire Tomalin tells her own story as she reflects on a remarkable life surrounded by writers and books. From discovering reading as a form of escapism during her parents' divorce, to pursuing poetry at Cambridge—where she marries journalist Nicholas Tomalin—this determined lady always steered herself towards a passionate involvement with art. In her characteristically graceful prose, Tomalin relives the glittering London literary scene of the 1960s, as she discusses widowhood, her challenges as a mother of four, assuming the position of literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, and finding love again with playwright Michael Frayn.

 

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