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A life of my own

Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: [London] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin, the bestselling author of The Invisible Woman and Jane Austen, turns her critical eye to another fascinating literary life: her own. In this intimate and insightful memoir, Claire remembers moments of national literary history as well as intense personal emotion: a turbulent childhood disturbed by her parents' custody battle; her escape to Cambridge university, where she met her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Claire Tomalin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Tomalin
ISBN: 9780241239957 0241239958
OCLC Number: 1001389401
Description: xii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A London romance --
States of grace --
Life lessons --
My last school : Dartington Hall --
Higher education --
Becoming a Tomalin --
The sixties --
A birth and two books --
1973 --
Working mother --
1980 --
Sunday Times --
Other lives --
Surprises and discoveries.
Responsibility: Claire Tomalin.

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A memoir that follows Claire Tomalin through triumph and tragedy in about equal measure, from the disastrous marriage of her parents and the often difficult wartime childhood that followed, to her  Read more...

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In this triumph of clear sightedness, Tomalin turns her biographers searchlight on herself * Sunday Times Culture Books of the Year * As one of the best biographers of her generation, Claire Tomalin Read more...

 
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