image for Literary Event item typeClaire Tomalin in conversation with Susannah Clapp at Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre

Literary Event, Sun 19 Nov 2017

Contact

Orange Tree Theatre box office

020 8940 3633

Address

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 2SA

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Details

A Life of My Own

As one of the best biographers of her generation, Claire Tomalin has written about great novelists and poets to huge success: now, she turns to look at her own life.

This enthralling memoir follows her through triumph and tragedy, from the disastrous marriage of her parents and the often difficult wartime childhood that followed, to her own marriage to the young journalist Nicholas Tomalin, who was killed on assignment leaving her to bring up their four children - whilst forging her own career; first as one of the most successful literary editors in London, before discovering her true vocation as a biographer.

Writing with the élan and insight which characterise her biographies, Tomalin sets her own life in a wider cultural and political context, vividly and frankly portraying the social pressures on a woman in the fifties and sixties, and showing ‘how it was for a European girl growing up in mid-twentieth-century England ... carried along by conflicting desires to have children and a worthwhile working life.’

Join Claire tonight in conversation with Susannah Clapp who has been the Observer’s Theatre Critic since 1997.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 19 Nov 2017 19:00

Prices

£12 / £10

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 181753  Lat: 51.46458 Long: -0.30127

The Orange Tree Theatre is situated in the heart of Richmond just two minutes from Richmond Station.
As you leave the Station cross the road and turn right, the Theatre is 50 meters down the road. You will see the Theatre’s orange and white rehearsal rooms ahead and also the Orange Tree pub on your left hand side.
Tube: District Line to Richmond Station.
Train: South West Trains and Silverlink to Richmond Station.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk
Bus: 65, 90, 190, 290, 391, R68, R70, H22, 371, R61 and N9 (night bus) all stop at Richmond Station. 33, 337, 415, R69 also stop in central Richmond.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets