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Life Class: The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill

Life Class: The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill

Diana Athill

'A vital account of being a woman in the 20th century ... chronicles the growth of a woman from a privileged childhood of horses and country estates to a middle-class existence in Andre Deutsch's publishing house and love affairs, to a late contemplation on old age. The prose is breathtaking, and the honesty exhilarating' Independent on Sunday
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Diana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs; through her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. In a celebration of her life and writing, Life Class brings together four of her best-loved memoirs in one volume, spanning her very English childhood, her life and loves during the Second World War, her publishing career at André Deutsch, and her reflections on old age. Introduced by Ian Jack, Diana Athill's selected memoirs are a remarkable testament to an unusual and fully lived life.

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Title - Life Class: The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill

Edition -

Author - Diana Athill

ISBN 13 - 9781847081469

Imprint - Granta Books

Publisher - Granta Books

Date Published - 07/10/2010

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Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 129 x 198 x 42mm

Weight - 553 g

Languages - English