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    • Charles Dickens

    • A Life
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Read by the actor Alex Jennings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As lively a story as a good novel

    • By Kirstine on 27-01-12

    Regular price: £24.00

    • Thomas Hardy

    • The Time-Torn Man
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin, read by Jill Balcon and David Shaw Parker. Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the 20th-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; and he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By Tanya Hitchcock on 16-07-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Life of My Own

    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Dame Penelope Wilton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin. As one of the best biographers of her generation, Claire Tomalin has written about great novelists and poets to huge success. Now she turns to look at her own life. This enthralling memoir follows her through triumph and tragedy in about equal measure, from the disastrous marriage of her parents and the often difficult wartime childhood that followed to her own marriage to the brilliant young journalist Nicholas Tomalin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Her autobiography as good as her biographies

    • By Rachel Redford on 22-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Samuel Pepys

    • The Unequalled Self
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Samuel Pepys kept a diary in which he wrote with astonishing candour about the life he saw around him in London in the 1660s, and about his private desires and ambitions. The diary was kept for fewer than 10 years of his long life: Claire Tomalin tells the whole story of the Fleet Street tailor's son who made himself rich and powerful, an MP and adviser to royalty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Faye missing link.

    • By tonyridgway on 28-06-15

    Regular price: £20.00