Somewhere Towards The End - Diana Athill (Y) (Paperback) 04-12-2008 Winner of Costa Biography Award. Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults.
What is it like to be old? Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs - her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. Now in her nineties, and freed from any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation.