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After a Funeral
     

After a Funeral

by Diana Athill
 

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A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.
When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi’s quirks, which at first appeared so charming and sweet, soon revealed a darker side—he was a gambler, a drinker, and a womanizer, impossible to live with

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A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.
When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi’s quirks, which at first appeared so charming and sweet, soon revealed a darker side—he was a gambler, a drinker, and a womanizer, impossible to live with but impossible to ignore. After a Funeral explores the years of their friendship; a period that culminated in Didi’s suicide (in Athill’s apartment). This bravura work “gives a new dimension to honesty, a new comprehension to love” (Vogue).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393338584
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,375,398
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Diana Athill was born in 1917. After a distinguished career as a book editor, she won the National Book Critics Circle and Costa Biography Awards for her memoir Somewhere Towards the End. In January 2009, she was presented with an OBE. She lives in Highgate, London.

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