Post Profile

A Life of My Own, by Claire Tomalin

This new memoir is one of my very favorite books of the year, and perhaps you recall Tomalin’s famous biographies of Hardy, Pepys, Dickens, Nelly Ternan, and Jane Austen.  This time it is her life.  The story is hard to excerpt, but here is one bit: The day [for our lunch] came, and I realized […] The post A Life of My Own, by Claire Tomalin appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
read more


Related Posts

Writers are the stars of the story in four new bios

Entertainment : USAToday: Movies

Vonnegut, Tolstoy, Woolf and Dickens come to life in words of Charles Shields, Alexandra Harris, Rosamund Bartlett and Claire Tomalin.

Claire Tomalin's life of Dickens

News / International Affairs : Normblog

Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens: A Life is a magnificent achievement. It is a service to all who already love that writer's work and to others who would like to find out whether they do or just to learn about who...

Felicity Jones will be Charles Dickens' Mistress

Film / New Releases :

Felicity Jones will play Nelly Ternan in Ralph Fiennes' upcoming film, "The Invisible Woman." The film, which details author Charles Dickens' thirteen year long affair with Nelly Ternan should begin shooting sometime either next spr...

Review: "Charles Dickens: A Life"

Academics / Literature : PhiloBiblos

Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens: A Life (Penguin, 2011) was certainly well timed, appearing just a few months before the bicentennial of Dickens' birth on 7 February. It's a doorstop of a book (at 488 pages including the notes), bu...

A tale of two lovers

Arts : Prospero

Dickens and Jones CLAIRE TOMALIN'S award-winning biography, “The Invisible Woman”, investigated the long, secret relationship that Charles Dickens had with his much-younger mistress, Ellen “Nelly” Ternan. Dickens was 45 when the aff...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC