Several Strangers

Several Strangers : Writing from Three Decades

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"Several Strangers" collects together the best of Claire Tomalin's literary pieces over a period of thirty years and - through three long, splendidly written 'introductions' - tells of the author's own involvement in literary journalism during that time. The result is a fascinating account of how a woman was able to survive in the male world of books and newspapers. Along the way there are brilliant portraits of Martin Amis, Andrew Neill and Julian Barnes amongst more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140282335
  • 9780140282337
  • 1,966,457

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Best known for her definitive biographies of, among others, Mary Wollstonecraft, Katherine Mansfield and, most recently, Jane Austen, Tomalin has also worked as a publisher, journalist and critic. The reviews and broadcasts collected here are from a career spanning 30 years. They range in subject from women's history to modern fiction, and are divided into three sections, each introduced with an essay setting her career in context. This is a rich offering from a writer whose own life is passionately involved with books and their authors. (Kirkus UK)show more

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The former literary editor of both the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, Claire Tomalin has written a series of highly praised and very successful biographies, most recently her bestselling life of JANE AUSTEN. She is currently working on a major life of Pepys, to be published by Viking in 2001. She lives in Camden Town with her husband Michael more

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