- Feb 2, 2022
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- Sarasota, FL, USA
Diana Athill was a real treasure. I’ve loved every book of hers that I’ve read. Your post inspires me to look for more of her stuff.i am also reading another book called Alive, Alive Oh! -And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill.
Athill wrote this memoir while approaching her 100th year.
I was interested to read what someone who had lived this long would write about, thinking maybe i could learn something from her.
In her intro, she said one of the things that "floated" into her memories as she was waiting to fall asleep was the men she had ever went to bed with. And that made me like her already.
Just finished the first chapter where she lovingly described in detail a garden in her childhood.
There is clarity and humour in her words.
I am enjoying it so far.