TOMALIN, Claire. British, b. 1933. Genres: History, Literary criticism and history, Social commentary, Biography. Career: The Sunday Times, London, literary editor, 1980-86. Publications: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, 1974; Shelley and His World, 1980; Parents and Children, 1981; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life, 1987; The Invisible Woman, 1990; The Winter Wife, 1991; Mrs Jordan's Profession, 1994; Jane Austen: A Biography, 1997; Several Strangers: Writing from Three Decades, 1999; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, 2002. EDITOR: M. Shelley, Maurice, 1998.