Life Class: The Education of a Biographer

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Melbourne University Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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Retracing footsteps to explore profound and intriguing questions, this personal memoir discusses the pleasures of biographical discovery and the pitfalls—technical, personal, and moral—of entering other people's lives. This deeply personal account of a biographer's life includes the adventures of childhood, convent education, university studies, and a late-blooming writing career.  

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On Kew Hill
First Lessons
Interviewing the Archbishop

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About the author (2007)

Brenda Niall is the author of The Boyds: A Family Biography, Georgiana, Judy Cassab: A Portrait, and Martin Boyd: A Life, and has been awarded the Order of Australia for services to Australian literature.

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