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The Resource Alive, alive oh! : and other things that matter, Diana Athill

Alive, alive oh! : and other things that matter, Diana Athill

Label
Alive, alive oh! : and other things that matter
Title
Alive, alive oh!
Title remainder
and other things that matter
Statement of responsibility
Diana Athill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a retirement home in Highgate. There, she found herself released from the daily anxieties of caring for her own property, and free to settle into her remaining years. From this vantage point, she reflects on what it feels like to be very old, and on the moments in her long life that have risen to the surface and which sustain her in these last years. What really matters in the end? And after a long life, which memories stand out? As she approaches her 100th year, Athill recalls in sparkling, precise detail the exact layout of the garden of her childhood, a vast and beautiful park attached to a large house; relates with humour, clarity and honesty her experiences of the First and Second World Wars and her trips to Europe as a young woman; and in the remarkable title chapter, describes her pregnancy at the age of forty-three, losing the baby and almost losing her life - and her gratitude and joy on discovering that she had survived. With vivid memories of the past mingled with candid, wise and often very funny reflections on what it's like to be very old, Alive, Alive Oh! reminds us what really matters, and of the joy to be found at every stage of life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Athill, Diana
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Athill, Diana
  • Old age
  • English essays
  • Ageing
  • Women authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Women editors
  • Editors
  • Ageing
Target audience
adult
Label
Alive, alive oh! : and other things that matter, Diana Athill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056971462
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781783782543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
12425516
System control number
(OCoLC)920844219
Label
Alive, alive oh! : and other things that matter, Diana Athill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056971462
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781783782543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
12425516
System control number
(OCoLC)920844219

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