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Claire Tomalin 'A Life of My Own'

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Blackwell's is delighted to welcome to the bookshop bestselling author 'Claire Tomalin, who will be discussing her memoir 'A Life of My Own'. As one of the best biographers of her generation, Claire Tomalin has written about great novelists and poets to huge success: now, she turns to look at her own life.

Writing with the élan and insight which characterize her biographies, Claire Tomalin sets her own life in a wider cultural and political context, vividly and frankly portraying the social pressures on a woman in the Fifties and Sixties, and showing 'how it was for a European girl growing up in mid-twentieth-century England ... carried along by conflicting desires to have children and a worthwhile working life.'

Claire Tomalin has written biographies for a range of authors including 'Samuel Pepys', 'The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens', 'Thomas Hardy', 'Jane Austen: A Life', 'Katherine Mansfield', 'Charles Dickens', 'Mary Wollstonecraft', 'Mrs Jordan's Profession'. She won the Whitbread First Book Award for The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft and the Whitbread Award for Samuel Pepys.

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