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The Book Of Life By Eve Claxton

The Book Of Life by Eve Claxton

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Summary

Presents a collection of memoirs and autobiographies that offer insight into humanity through the ages and across continents. Organised into four parts this book contains extracts from the lives of personalities such as, Darwin, Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Alan Bannet, Katherine Hepburn, and others.

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The Book Of Life by Eve Claxton

The Book of Life is an intensely captivating, diverse collection of the best-written memoir and autobiography through history. Organised into four parts this unusually enriching book begins in childhood and takes us on a thought-provoking journey through the length of a life. Good-sized extracts from some of the world's most extraordinary personalities and writers give unparalleled insight into humanity through the ages and across continents. From Charlie Chaplin's dandily dressed walks through Victorian London and Alan Bennet's wartime childhood in Yorkshire; through the day Muhammed Ali discovered boxing and Gandhi experimented with cigarettes to Primo Levi's capture by Fascist Militia at 21 and Katherine Hepburn's first film job at the same age; then onto Nabokov on becoming a late father, Darwin on his lifelong love - his work - and Nelson Mandela on being released from prison at 71. Through contrast and exquisite and frequently funny writing The Book Of Life forms an unparalled anthology within a highly popular genre. This is a uniquely enjoyable immersion in some of the world's best, and most personal, writing.

The Book Of Life Reviews

"In The Book of Life...the reader is very aware of the marvellous, pulsing veined and passionate, unique-to-every-individual force...you dip into the pages and find treasure upon treasure...we can enjoy an abundance of heart-felt outpourings...fascinating...like the vast spectrum of human experience collected in this book, it excites us and affords us a little shock of recognition" Daily Mail "Occasionally a book comes along that is so well conceived and artfully constructed it demands a permanent place on a book lover's shelf - The Book of Life is one. This is an enthralling collection of memoirs and anecdotes...Claxton has done a magnificent job in digging out fascinating works" The Daily Record

About Eve Claxton

Eve Claxton is a writer and journalist for a variety of English and American publications including Vogue, Tatler and the Daily Mail. After gaining a First in English and American Literature at Manchester University, she lived in Hong Kong and New York. This is her third book, her most recent being a guidebook to the best bookshops of New York.

Additional information

GOR011542586
9780091900335
0091900336
The Book Of Life by Eve Claxton
Used - Like New
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2005-11-03
496
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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