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Claire Tomalin

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Claire Tomalin is the author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including Thomas Hardy and Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, which won the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year Award. She has previously won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Hawthornden Prize, the NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction, and the Whitbread Biography Award.

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The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $16.00

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage while effacing Nelly... Read more >
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The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $16.00

Now a major motion picture directed by Ralph Fiennes, co-starring Fiennes and Felicity Jones with Michelle Fairley, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Tom Hollander: the unforgettable story of Charles Dickens's mistress Nelly Ternan, and of the secret relationship that linked them.

When Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857, she was 18... Read more >

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Jane Austen
A Life
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $16.95

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Here, firmly rooted in her own social setting for the first time, is the real Jane Austen--the shy woman willing to challenge convention, the woman of no pretensions who nevertheless called herself "formidable," a woman who could be frivolous and yet suffer from... Read more >
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Jane Austen
A Life
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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Samuel Pepys
The Unequalled Self
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $19.00

For a decade, beginning in 1660, an ambitious young London civil servant kept an astonishingly candid account of his life during one of the most defining periods in British history. In Samuel Pepys, Claire Tomalin offers us a fully realized and richly nuanced portrait of this man, whose inadvertent masterpiece would... Read more >
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Samuel Pepys
The Unequalled Self
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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