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Somewhere Towards the End

(2008)
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Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and a New York Times bestseller: a prize-winning, critically acclaimed memoir on life and aging - "An honest joy to read" (Alice Munro).

Diana Athill is one of the great editors in British publishing. For more than five decades she edited the likes of V. S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, for whom she was a confidante and caretaker. As a writer, Diana Athill has made her reputation for the frankness and precisely expressed wisdom of her memoirs. Now in her ninety-first year, "entirely untamed about both old and new conventions" (Literary Review) and freed from any of the inhibitions that even she may have once had, Athill reflects candidly, and sometimes with great humor, on the condition of being old - the losses and occasionally the gains that age brings, the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. Distinguished by "remarkable intelligence...[and the] easy elegance of her prose" (Daily Telegraph), this short, well-crafted book, hailed as "a virtuoso exercise" (Sunday Telegraph) presents an inspiring work for those hoping to flourish in their later years.

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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-4104-1911-8 / 978-1-4104-1911-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-86207-984-6 / 978-1-86207-984-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 0-393-06770-X / 978-0-393-06770-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-4084-3012-6 / 978-1-4084-3012-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 0-393-33800-2 / 978-0-393-33800-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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December 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-84708-069-3 / 978-1-84708-069-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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April 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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April 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
ISBN: 1-4091-1322-1 / 978-1-4091-1322-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Somewhere Towards the End
Author(s): Diana Athill
Publisher: Granta Books
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