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Instead of a Letter: A Memoir

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As a young woman, Diana Athill was engaged to an air force pilot-- 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.

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A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.

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As a young woman, 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.

Synopsis:

A classic memoir by the author of the bestseller .

About the Author

Born in 1917 and educated at Oxford University, Diana Athill has written several memoirs, including Instead of a Letter, After a Funeral, Somewhere Towards the End, and the New York Times Notable Book Stet, about her fifty-year career in publishing. She lives in London and was recently appointed an Officer of the British Empire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393338577
Author:
Athill, Diana
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
237
Dimensions:
8.25x5.50x.75 in. .47 lbs.

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