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Instead of a Letter

Athill, Diana

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ISBN 10: 0881840467 / ISBN 13: 9780881840469
Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1984
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Title: Instead of a Letter

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers

Publication Date: 1984

Book Condition:Good

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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.

About the Author:

Diana Athill was born in 1917. She worked for the BBC throughout the Second World War before helping Andre Deutsch establish the publishing company that bore his name. For almost fifty years she was widely regarded as one of the finest editors in London, as well as a considerable and unjustly neglected writer. Two of what she called her 'documentary' books, After a Funeral and Instead of a Letter, anticipated the modern memoir in their directness and intimacy. Diana Athill lives in London NW3.

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