Who has been David Beckham’s most important influence? What were some women prepared to suffer to gain the right to vote? How did Cassius Clay train to become the greatest heavyweight boxer in the world? Get the answers to these questions in this fantastic collection of biographical writing.
Lives and Times brings together some of the best biographical and autobiographical writing. The lives of poor obscure people (an American ‘watercress girl’ from Victorian London or an Auschwitz victim) stand beside those of great figures from history (Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, and the Wright brothers). Also featured are celebrities of our own times: the ‘Beatles’, J.K. Rowling and more.
- Writing genres: Biography, autobiography
- Text types: Recount