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Somewhere Towards The End By Diana Athill (Y)

Somewhere Towards The End
by Diana Athill (Y)

'There is a sense throughout Athill's work that you are making a new friend as much as reading a new story ... a delight to read' Observer

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Somewhere Towards The End Summary


What is it like to be old? Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs - her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. Now in her nineties, and freed from any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation.

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GOR001221039
Somewhere Towards The End
Diana Athill (Y)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Granta Books
2008-12-04
192
1847080693
9781847080691
Winner of Costa Biography Award 2008 Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year 2009 Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009
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