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The Resource A life of my own, Claire Tomalin

A life of my own, Claire Tomalin

Label
A life of my own
Title
A life of my own
Statement of responsibility
Claire Tomalin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 husband, the journalist Nick Tomalin; life on Gloucester Crescent with neighbours Alan Bennett and Mary-Kay Wilmers. Personally, tragedy struck when her husband was killed while reporting in Israel; professionally, Claire's career soared as she became literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, working with Christopher Hitchens and Julian Barnes, before discovering her vocation as a biographer. An affair with a younger writer brought fleeting joy; the suicide of daughter brought infinite pain. Now married to playwright Michael Frayn, Claire reflects on an extraordinary life filled with love, loss and literature."--Publisher's description
Summary
The biographer reflects upon her own life, from discovering books as a form of escapism during her parents' divorce to mingling in the London literary scene of the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625225
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomalin, Claire
Dewey number
941.085092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tomalin, Claire
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographers
Target audience
adult
Label
A life of my own, Claire Tomalin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.A London Romance -- 2.States of Grace -- 3.Life Lessons -- 4.My Last School: Dartington Hall -- 5.Higher Education -- 6.Becoming a Tomalin -- 7.The Sixties -- 8.A Birth and Two Books -- 9.1973 -- 10.Working Mother -- 11.1980 -- 12.Sunday Times -- 13.Other Lives -- 14.Surprises and Discoveries
Control code
000060747333
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780241239957
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1001389401
Label
A life of my own, Claire Tomalin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.A London Romance -- 2.States of Grace -- 3.Life Lessons -- 4.My Last School: Dartington Hall -- 5.Higher Education -- 6.Becoming a Tomalin -- 7.The Sixties -- 8.A Birth and Two Books -- 9.1973 -- 10.Working Mother -- 11.1980 -- 12.Sunday Times -- 13.Other Lives -- 14.Surprises and Discoveries
Control code
000060747333
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780241239957
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1001389401

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