Charles Dickens: A Life

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Claire Tomalin's studies of British literary giants - Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy among them - have set the standard for sophisticated, scholarly yet popular biography. A skilled and accomplished...

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“You’d be missing out… if you don’t read Tomalin’s contribution. It is a fantastic book about a working writer. Tomalin… ignores the myth and gets up close to the daily life – the walks that Dickens...