Digital Download Tantor Media 2018
DD ISBN 9781977338563 $19.99
Penelope Wilton narrates this memoir in Claire Tomalin's voice. Her accent fits the voice of this British writer and editor as she recounts the events of a life spent immersed in the literary world of the twentieth century. Tomalin has certainly written some well-received biographies--of Dickens and Mary Shelley for example--and lived an interesting life that should have made for fascinating listening. Wilton's challenge is to try to breathe life into a tome that gets lost in lots of name-dropping with little detail, depth, or insight. Although Tomalin has met and worked with some of the most illustrious names in the literary field, the listener may not recognize many of them, and she does little to acquaint us. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
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