Life Of My Own

£10.99

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. This enthralling memoir follows her 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 own marriage to the brilliant young journalist Nicholas Tomalin.

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A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

In this remarkable memoir of love, loss and literature, acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin turns her eye to another fascinating literary life: her own. She tells of a wartime childhood, Cambridge friendships and an early marriage to a brilliant journalist. After his sudden death in a war zone, Claire is left to raise their four children alone – all while leading a trail-blazing career in literary London.

A Life of My Own is the tale of a woman overcoming obstacles both rare and routine to live not only a good but also a meaningful life.

‘A dramatic and absorbing survivor’s tale’ Hilary Spurling, Spectator

‘Unexpectedly moving. Tomalin’s story filled me with a kind of awe. Every page is valiant, every paragraph full of pluck’ Rachel Cooke, New Statesman

‘She has been tested in ways few women are. This memoir is a triumph’ Valerie Grove, Literary Review

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 19.9 × 13.1 × 2.2 cm
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