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The remarkable Diana Athill's autobiography


Diana Athill


The Reprint Society, London, 1965
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Printing Details

First thus, hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 192pp.

Diana Athill's childhood was idyllic, brought up in the Norfolk countryside. Aged only 15, she fell in love with a young undergraduate. They travelled to Oxford, engaged to be married. Then everything fell apart in the cruellest possible way. In this modern memoir, Diana Athill dissects the terrible consequences of loss and her struggle to rebuild a personality destroyed by sadness.


This copy is in very good condition, with a few spots of foxing to the page edges.



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