Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill

About the book

Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs, now aged ninety, 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.

Reviewed by HIP Reading Group Winchester:

Mixed reaction. Most of the group couldn’t see why she bothered to write it. What a dismal book cover!

Star rating: **

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2 thoughts on “Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill”

  1. Review by Museum Book Group
    A mixed reaction. Half the group found it became tedious although all agreed it was well written. What we all found interesting was the attitude and approach to death of a non-believer and the effect her first unhappy love affair had on her attitude to commitment in relationships.
    Star rating ** to ***

  2. Review by Museum Book Group
    A mixed reaction. Half the group found it became tedious although all agreed it was well written. What we all found interesting was the attitude and approach to death of a non-believer and the effect her first unhappy love affair had on her attitude to commitment in relationships.
    Star rating ** to ***

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