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Claire Tomalin

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Claire Tomalin (born Claire Delavenay on 20 June 1933) is an English author and journalist, known for her biographies on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft. [1]

69 relations: Alfred A. Knopf, Author, Baillie Gifford Prize, BBC World News, Blue plaque, British Council, Charles Dickens, Costa Book Awards, Dartington, Devon, Doctor of Letters, Dorothea Jordan, Ellen Ternan, England, English PEN, Gaby Wood, Goldsmiths, University of London, Hawthornden Prize, Hertfordshire, Hitchin, Hitchin Girls' School, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Jane Austen, Journalist, Katherine Mansfield, Kenwood House, London, London Library, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maurice (Shelley), Michael Frayn, Muriel Herbert, National Portrait Gallery, London, NCR Book Award, New Statesman, Newnham College, Cambridge, Open University, Penguin Books, Regent, Rose Mary Crawshay Prize, Royal Literary Fund, Royal Society of Literature, Samuel Pepys, Samuel Pepys Club, Shelley, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, ..., The Invisible Woman (2013 film), The Observer, The South Bank Show, The Sunday Times, Thomas Hardy, Totnes, University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, University of Greenwich, University of Portsmouth, University of Roehampton, Viking Press, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Wendy Doniger, William IV of the United Kingdom, Wordsworth Trust, Yom Kippur War, 2011 Costa Book Awards. Expand index (19 more) »

Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915.

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An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is thus also a writer.

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Baillie Gifford Prize

The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction (formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize) is an annual British prize for the best non-fiction writing in the English language.

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BBC World News

BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

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British Council

The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards are a set of annual literary awards recognizing English-language books by writers based in Britain and Ireland.

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Dartington is a village in Devon, England.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., Litt.D., D. Lit., or Lit. D.; Latin Litterarum Doctor or Doctor Litterarum) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D. and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits.

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Dorothea Jordan

Dorothea Jordan (22 November 17615 July 1816) also known as Mrs Jordan, was an Anglo-Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom, for 20 years while he was Duke of Clarence.

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Ellen Ternan

Ellen Lawless Ternan (3 March 1839 – 25 April 1914), also known as Nelly Ternan or Nelly Robinson, was an English actress who is mainly known as the mistress of Charles Dickens.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English PEN

English PEN is the founding centre of PEN International, the worldwide writers’ association.

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Gaby Wood

Gaby Wood (born 1971) is an English journalist and the literary director of the Booker Prize foundation.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences.

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Hawthornden Prize

The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award that was established in 1919 by Alice Warrender.

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Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

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Hitchin is a market town in the North Hertfordshire District in Hertfordshire, England, with an estimated population of 33,350.

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Hitchin Girls' School

Hitchin Girls' School is a secondary school with academy status in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.

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James Tait Black Memorial Prize

The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are literary prizes awarded for literature written in the English language.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

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A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public.

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Katherine Mansfield

Kathleen Mansfield Murry (née Beauchamp; 14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923) was a prominent New Zealand modernist short story writer who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.

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Kenwood House

Kenwood House (also known as the Iveagh Bequest) is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Library

The London Library is an independent lending library in London, established in 1841.

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Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Lucy Cavendish College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge which admits only postgraduates and undergraduates aged 21 or over.

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Magdalene College, Cambridge

Magdalene College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

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Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ''Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus'' (1818).

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights.

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Maurice (Shelley)

"Maurice, or the Fisher's Cot" is a children's story by the Romantic writer Mary Shelley.

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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn, FRSL (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright and novelist.

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Muriel Herbert

Muriel Emily Herbert (1897 – 1 May 1984) was a British composer of the early 20th century.

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National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.

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NCR Book Award

The NCR Book Award, established in 1987 and sponsored by NCR, was the UK's major award to non-fiction It ended in 1998 and has been replaced by the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.

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Newnham College, Cambridge

Newnham College is a women-only constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

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Open University

The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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A regent (from the Latin regens: ruling, governing) is a person appointed to govern a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.

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Rose Mary Crawshay Prize

The Rose Mary Crawshay Prize is a literary prize for female scholars.

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Royal Literary Fund

The Royal Literary Fund (RLF) is a benevolent fund set up to help published British writers in financial difficulties.

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Royal Society of Literature

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent".

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Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man.

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Samuel Pepys Club

The Samuel Pepys Club is a London club founded in 1903 to do honour to the memory of Samuel Pepys (1633–1703), the English naval administrator and Member of Parliament now best known as a diarist.

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In many baby name books, Shelley is listed as meaning "From the meadow on the ledge" or "clearing on a bank" sometimes truthful and pretty.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Invisible Woman (2013 film)

The Invisible Woman is a 2013 British biographical drama film directed by Ralph Fiennes and starring Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.

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The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet.

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Totnes is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (abbreviated as UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England.

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University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is a public and research university located in London, in the United Kingdom.

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University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a public university in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

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University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton, formerly Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, is a public university in the United Kingdom, situated on three major sites in Roehampton, south-west London.

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Viking Press

Viking Press is an American publishing company now owned by Penguin Random House.

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd (established 1948), often shortened to W&N or Weidenfeld, is a British publisher of fiction and reference books.

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Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty (born November 20, 1940) is an American Indologist whose professional career has spanned five decades.

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William IV of the United Kingdom

William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837.

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Wordsworth Trust

The Wordsworth Trust is an independent charity in the United Kingdom.

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Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (or מלחמת יום כיפור,;,, or حرب تشرين), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel.

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2011 Costa Book Awards

The shortlists were announced on 16 November 2011.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Tomalin

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