A Life of My Own
One of Britain’s best biographers turns her critical eye to another fascinating literary life: her own. A Life of My Own is an extraordinary memoir of love, loss and literature in which Claire Tomalin paints an intimate and insightful portrait of coming of age as a woman in the 1950s, alongside moments of national literary history as well as periods of intense personal tragedy.
Claire Tomalin is a former Literary Editor at the New Statesman and the Sunday Times. She has written seven highly acclaimed literary biographies, including Samuel Pepys, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and in 2011 the international bestseller Charles Dickens. She is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
Some of Claire Tomlin’s articles for The Guardian can be viewed here
*photo by Angus Muir