Biographer Claire Tomalin On 'A Life Of My Own' After writing biographies of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft, Claire Tomalin turned to memoir. Her new work tells of her conflicting desires to have children and to lead a meaningful working life, her first husband's infidelity, and how long it took to find herself professionally.
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Biographer Claire Tomalin On 'A Life Of My Own'

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Biographer Claire Tomalin On 'A Life Of My Own'

Biographer Claire Tomalin On 'A Life Of My Own'

Biographer Claire Tomalin On 'A Life Of My Own'

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After writing biographies of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft, Claire Tomalin turned to memoir. Her new work tells of her conflicting desires to have children and to lead a meaningful working life, her first husband's infidelity, and how long it took to find herself professionally.