2 thoughts on “Claire Tomalin, A Life of My Own

  1. I like your analysis of why the book loses its way, and I agree that it does – rather tedious lists of people, some of whom never get more than a name drop. I think sometimes Tomalin forgets that she needs to explain why she does what she does, to the same extent that she does in her biographies – it seemed rather opaque at times. An intriguing picture of her generation, but ultimately a bit disappointing, I thought.


    1. Yes, I realise now that I’ve kept the book because of the history of the period, not for its writing or for her life’s details.


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