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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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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