Claire Tomalin is the author of seven highly acclaimed biographies, including her most recent autobiography 'A Life of My Own', which was a Sunday Times bestseller. Her previous book on Dickens, The Invisible Woman, an account of his relationship with the actress Ellen Ternan, won three major literary prizes. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
A most intelligent and sympathetic biographer... she writes well
and wittily * Daily Telegraph *
One of the best biographers of her generation * Guardian *
Tomalin knows how to tell a cracking story * Daily Mail *
Tomalin is the nimblest of narrators * Time Out *