Claire Tomalin's multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly
Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and
historical revisionism that returns the neglected actress to her
rightful place in history.
Claire Tomalin has written seven highly acclaimed biographies, and has won a host of prizes. Her Samuel Pepys was Whitbread Book of the Year in 2002. Her biography of Charles Dickens, published in 2011, was an international bestseller. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the novelist and playwright Michael Frayn.
"Captivating. . . . An absorbing book about...a character who helps to illuminate the life of a great artist and the life of her times." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"As social history, literary criticism, and, not least, an absorbing detective story, The Invisible Woman is a wonderful book." --Newsday "Groundbreaking." --The Guardian (UK) "This is feminist biography at its best." --Leon Edel "Part social history, part detective story, wholly enthralling." --John Carey, The Sunday Times (London)