The Book of Life: a Compendium of the Best Autobiographical and Memoir Writing

Author(s): Eve Claxton

Biographies & Memoirs

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 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.


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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


General Fields

  • : 9780091908461
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Ebury Press
  • : 0.648
  • : February 2008
  • : 233mm X 153mm X 37mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eve Claxton
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 941.085092
  • : 496