The Best Books of 2020: Biography
A great biography or memoir gives the reader a window into a unique human story and this year we have been spoilt for penetrating and compelling life writing. Craig Brown managed to achieve the impossible in finding something new and revelatory to say about the Beatles, Raynor Winn followed up the bestselling The Salt Path with a book which was arguably even better and firebrand journalist Barbara Amiel delivered exactly the kind of scandalous memoir that everybody hoped she would. Elsewhere, Kate Summerscale chronicled one woman's experience of haunting in inter-war Britain, Clover Stroud exploded the myths of motherhood and national treasure Captain Tom Moore gifted the world an incredible, heartwarming autobiography to soothe the soul.
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