Diana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs; through her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. In a celebration of her life and writing, "Life Class" brings together four of her best-loved memoirs in one volume, spanning her very English childhood, her life and ...Read MoreDiana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs; through her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. In a celebration of her life and writing, "Life Class" brings together four of her best-loved memoirs in one volume, spanning her very English childhood, her life and loves during World War II, her publishing career at Andre Deutsch, and her reflections on old age. Introduced by Ian Jack, Diana Athill's selected memoirs are a remarkable testament to an unusual and fully lived life.Read Less
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This volume brings together Diana Athill's previous books of memoirs, and includes an introductory section about her country childhood.
Her honesty and clarity puts many other memoirists to shame. The style makes clear why she was such a successful editor at Andre Deutsch for so many years. What she writes about the many authors she dealt with is entertaining, not to say enlightening.
I would recommend this book to anyone who aspires to be an editor - apart from the many who enjoy good writing and memoirs in general.
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