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The book of life : a compendium of the best autobiographical and memoir writing

By: Claxton, Eve

0091908469 / 9780091908461
Paperback
920'.02
07/02/2008
Stock expected by 12/04/2020
England
24 cm 496 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2005.
The finest memoir writing through the centuries from the world's greatest writers, artists, poets, scientists, showmen, statesmen, saints, swindlers and superstars - now in affordable paperback

From childhood through to adulthood - if not necessarily maturity - "The Book of Life" offers the literary journal of a lifetime, in the company of the most fascinating and talented figures in history.

From Alan Bennett's wartime childhood in Yorkshire to Mahatma Gandhi's experiment with cigarettes; Katherine Hepburn on her first acting job aged 21 and Primo Levi on being captured by Fascist militia at the same age; Darwin on his lifelong love - his work - and Nelson Mandela on his release from prison aged 71 ...life and living in all its manifold glories is represented.

With insights that encompass generations and continents, this is a uniquely enjoyable immersion in some of the world's best, and most personal, writing.

BIC:

BGA Autobiography: general

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