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Podcast: Lyndall Gordon Speaks to John Maytham About her Obscure and Original Mother and Divided Lives

Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and DaughterLyndall Gordon spoke to John Maytham on Cape Talk 567 about her new book, Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter. Gordon is well known for her literary biographies, but this book is the first in which she writes about herself.

Maytham says he wonders what kind of life makes for a good biography. Gordon says that she has an anti-heroic sense of what is great; ordinary, obscure lives are very interesting to read and write about. She describes how her mother fits into this category of person.

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