‘Telling the Story’ illustrates that different kinds of narratives may fit different kinds of narrative subject. Some lives demand experiment in form whilst others require a more conventional and linear approach. All biographies share some common features, including a time, a place, a character, and events. Some biographers will want to introduce a moral judgement or personal opinion, whilst others will concentrate on a particular part of the life. Every biography offers many alternative possibilities. Biographers may — and probably ought to — end their work still feeling that there were many things they never discovered.