A Life of My Own
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From the publisher
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