Search Results: "Diana Athill"


BOOK REVIEW

DIANA by Jane Fincher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"Others may be moved to a contemplation of the peculiar modern fixation with celebrity. (500 color photographs)"
In one of what will undoubtedly be a host of tributes on the anniversary of her death comes a collection of several hundred color photographs of "the people's princess," taken by the only female photographer granted access to Diana by Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >

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DIANA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And unless it's simply a makeweight being used to fulfill a contractual obligation, it's hard to understand why Fuentes allowed it to be published."
A roman Ö clef distinguished, so to speak, by feet of the samenot to mention other bodily parts lubriciously (if not lovingly) described. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY MORNING by Diana Athill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Graceful recollections of a privileged English childhood that was 'directed by common sense as well as with love.' (15 b&w photos)"
The fourth slim volume of memoirs (Stet, 2001, etc.) from the veteran London editor looks back on a mostly blissful English country childhood, concluding that early happiness is life's best preparation for death. Read full book review >

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ALIVE, ALIVE OH! by Diana Athill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"Readers can hope that more crisp and thoughtful essays on life, old age, and death will be forthcoming from a centenarian Athill."
Approaching her 98th birthday, the astonishingly vital and fiercely intelligent Athill adds a charming addendum to her previous memoir on aging, Somewhere Towards the End (2009).Read full book review >

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MAKE BELIEVE by Diana Athill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1994

"High-quality work that lights up the first list of this brand-new house."
Athill, a veteran London editor who 25 years ago published the autobiography of a black American militant, offers an engrossing account of their friendship—an account written with the same openness that apparently characterized an earlier memoir (After a Funeral, 1984—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A FRIEND by Diana Athill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2012

"Endearingly forthright, buoyant and detailed, Athill's letters tell but one side of a cherished bond, leaving the reader eager to see her friend's replies."
The renowned British publisher follows her refreshingly honest series of late-in-life memoirs with a collection of three decades of letters to a fellow writer in New York. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE TOWARDS THE END by Diana Athill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Fiercely intelligent, discomfortingly honest and never dull."
Now 91, one of England's notable book editors examines life, old age and approaching death with astonishing candor in 16 essays distinguished by her spare, direct prose. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"A guarded, and frequently routine, presentation of a life that might receive a more searching treatment after it ends."
Financial Times literary editor Dalley presents this detailed portrait of the charming and elusive Lady Diana Mosley—highborn society beauty, writer, and fascist. Read full book review >

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PRAISE HER, PRAISE DIANA by Anne Rothman-Hicks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A suspenseful tale of violence and loss."
Gruesome revenge for rape jumps from fiction to real life in this multilayered thriller. Read full book review >

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MARKUS AND DIANA by Klaus Hagerup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Quirky and humorous. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Heights paralyze, darkness terrifies and just about everything worries the cautious Markus Simonsen, a Norwegian sixth-grader. Read full book review >

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CUPID AND DIANA by Christina Bartolomeo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Amusing, but so light that if you breathe on the page, the words will fly right off."
A contemporary romantic soufflÇ: boy meets girl, girl already has fiancÇ, girl dumps fiancÇ, boy dumps girl. Read full book review >