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Somewhere Towards the End

A Memoir

Somewhere Towards the End( )
Author: Athill, Diana
Publication Date:Mar 2008
Publisher:Granta Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $35.00
Book Description:

Published to coincide with the author's 90th birthday in December 2007, Somewhere towards the End is a magnificent celebration of old age by one of Granta's most established authors. An extract was published in Granta 98, Ian Jack's final issue The Deep End. The author's desk was recently the subject of the Guardian Writers' Rooms feature.Somewhere Towards the End tells the story of what it means to be old: how the pleasure of sex ebbs, how the joy of gardening grows; how much there is...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Women Authors
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Social Science / Gerontology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.681 x 20.168 x 2.235 cm
Book Weight:0.29 Kilograms
Author Biography
Athill, Diana (Author)
Diana Athill was born in England on December 21, 1917. She was educated at Oxford University. During World War II, she as a researcher with the BBC. She worked as an editor at Allan Wingate and then at André Deutsch. Athill started writing autobiography in her early 40s. Her memoir, Instead of a Letter, was published in 1962. Her other memoirs included After a Funeral; Make Believe; Alive, Alive Oh!; Stet; Yesterday Morning; and A Florence Diary. Somewhere Towards the End won a Costa Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other works included a volume of short stories entitled An Unavoidable Delay and a novel entitled Don't Look at Me Like That. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2009. She died on January 23, 2019 at the age of 101.


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