Somewhere Towards The End (Paperback)
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Somewhere Towards The End (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 02/12/2021
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What is it like to be old? Written in her nineties, when she was free from any inhibitions she may have once had, Diana Athill reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age can bring, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. Lively, fearless and humorous, Somewhere Towards the End encapsulates the vibrant final decades of Athill's life. Filled with events, love and friendships, this is a memoir about maintaining hope, joy and vigour in later life, resisting regret, and questioning the beliefs and customs of your own generation.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783787456
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


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

'The book is a moving and humorous account of old age, unsparing about itsindignities, unflinching from the inevitability that the end can not be many yearsaway, but full of joy at the way life keeps on, at the most unexpected moments,renewing itself' - Irish Times

'Part expose, part treatise on old age, the book is a ruminative read' - SundayTimes

'Her brilliant book is entirely lacking in the usual regrets, nostalgia and Hovis-adrecollections of old-timers. It is a little literary gem, penned by a marvellous, feistyold character ... What a treasure' - Daily Mail

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