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Instead of a Letter
     

Instead of a Letter

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by Diana Athill
 

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A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.
As a young woman, Diana Athill was engaged to an air force pilot—Instead of a Letter tells how he broke off the engagement, married someone else, and, worst of all, died overseas before she could confront or forgive him. Evoking perfectly the picturesque country setting

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A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.
As a young woman, Diana Athill was engaged to an air force pilot—Instead of a Letter tells how he broke off the engagement, married someone else, and, worst of all, died overseas before she could confront or forgive him. Evoking perfectly the picturesque country setting of her youth, this fearless and profoundly honest story of love and modern womanhood marks the beginning of Athill’s brilliant literary career.

Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“[T]his book, one of two earlier memoirs that have now been reissued, shows that her talent has been evident for decades. Supple, frank, unafraid of contradictions, her literary voice has all the courageous intelligence one associates with a certain type of British writer but none of the chill.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393338577
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
952,555
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(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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