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1 Oct Flawless in its historical detail, and acute on the novels, Claire Tomalin's superb Dickens biography is most valuable in the sense it gives us of the man himself, writes William Boyd. 4 Oct As The Old Curiosity Shop appeared in instalments, Charles Dickens was inundated with letters from readers, all begging him not to kill off Little Nell. Queen Victoria found Oliver Twist so “excessively interesting” that she pressed it on the prime minister, Lord Melbourne. It was this response, from high to low. 21 Jun Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin. Charles Dickens is the acclaimed definitive biography by bestselling author Claire Toma.
The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by unparalleled literary biographer Claire Tomalin. When Charles Dickens died in , The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to. 8 Oct Dickens is a rich subject for a biographer, as Claire Tomalin remarks in her new account: "The quiet concentration found nec-essary by other writers was not a feature of Dickens's working life." He also had his fair share of secrets, including his relationship with the actress Nelly Ternan, about which Tomalin. 5 Oct Perhaps Charles Dickens thought of himself as a realist. As Claire Tomalin demonstrates in her vivid and moving new biography, Dickens's own life was rich in the attributes we call “Dickensian” — shameless melodrama, gargantuan appetites, reversals of fortune. He had secrets worthy of Lady Dedlock in.
10 Aug - 3 min - Uploaded by Penguin Books UK ,,,html Claire Tomalin. 28 Jul - 3 min - Uploaded by Matthew Clacher Claire Tomalin, author of Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys, paints an unforgettable. Award-winning author Claire Tomalin sets the standard for sophisticated and popular biography, having written lives of Jane Austen, Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Hardy, among others. Here she tackles the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England, Charles Dickens; a literary leviathan whose own.