About this book
Freed by age from the constraints of politeness, Athill reflects frankly on the losses and gains that old age brings, and the wisdom and fortitude needed to face death. This lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships has led her to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation, and here shares with witty candour her life that she has lived with little regret. 'A little literary gem, penned by a marvellous, feisty old character... What a treasure' "Daily Mail"
Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs 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.