Interview: Claire Tomalin

Under Their Skins

by Aida Edemariam for Guradian Unlimited Books (Nov. 18, 2006)

‘ In Several Strangers, her collection of a lifetime’s reviews and essays interspersed with carefully controlled memoir, Claire Tomalin remembers her eldest daughter telling her that it was only when she was 40, after her first husband had died, and when she published her first book and became literary editor of the New Statesman, that “I became recognisably the person I am now”. Sitting in her Richmond kitchen and gazing out across her well-tended lawn, alert for marauding squirrels, she says it again. “I was so struck by her saying that.” ‘

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