Published on 4 Sep 2017

Biographer Claire Tomalin looks at her own life

Best known for her biographies of the greats of British literature, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and Samuel Pepys, she has won numerous awards. Now Claire Tomalin explores the life of another literary figure. One who brings up a disabled son on her own after her reporter husband is killed while covering war in the Middle East. Now 84, the subject of this latest book is Claire Tomalin herself.