The Invisible Woman is the acclaimed story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens.
This is the story of someone who – almost – wasn’t there; who vanished into thin air.
Her names, dates, family and experiences very nearly disappeared from the record for good . . .
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 as well as providing a compelling and truthful portrait of the great Victorian novelist.
‘The most original biography I read this year. Starting out with scarcely the bare bones of a story, Tomalin convinces by the end that she has got as near to the truth as anyone will.’ Anthony Howard, Sunday Times
A Prisoner of Her Time
Why wasn’t Charles Dickens knighted, assuming he wasn’t offered the honour and declined it, as some authorities believe? Would it have been because he spilled so much ink lambasting the...Read more