Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend

Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend

Diana Athill
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Author:  Diana Athill
Condition:  Used, Like New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  352
Publisher:  Granta Books
Year:  2022
ISBN:  9781783787890

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New and unread with some very mild cosmetic damage to the cover.

Written with an intimacy and spontaneity even more revealing than her celebrated memoirs, Diana Athill's correspondence with the American poet Edward Field covers thirty years of pleasure and pain, fame and gossip, relationships and ailments. Edited, selected and introduced by Athill, this collection of those letters covers her career as an editor and the adventure of her retirement, revealing a sharply intelligent woman with a keen eye for the absurd, a brilliant turn of phrase and a wicked sense of humour. Vivid, direct and entertaining, Instead of a Book is a wonderful insight into a woman growing older without ever losing her zest for life.

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