Instead of a Book, Letters to a Friend (Signed copy)
Signed by Diana Athill
First edition, first printing. Hardback, quarter cloth with printed titling, photographic covers. 24 × 15.5cm, 328pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Diana Athill.
Written in an even more vivid and direct style than her celebrated memoirs, Diana Athill's letters to the American poet Edward Field reveal a sharply intelligent woman with a brilliant sense of humour, a keen eye for the absurd, a fierce loyalty and a passionate zest for life. This intimate correspondence spanning thirty years covers her final years as an editor at Andre Deutsch, her retirement and immersion in her own writing, her growing fame and encroaching old age, and gives a fascinating insight into a life fully lived. Edited, selected and introduced by Diana Athill, and annotated with her own delightful notes, this funny, revealing and immensely readable collection will bring enormous pleasure to her many thousands of readers.
Very good condition.