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This is a heartfelt narrative about life in general through the eyes of an elderly lady. It is humorous, true to reality and even a little bit saucy in places; with an irreverence which only old women can get away with. There is something to learn and relate to here, not just for those over 50, but also for those trying to understand their aging relatives. While the title may suggest a depressing subject, this narrative handles its subject matter in a light manner while imparting wisdom to all ages.
A far too rare insight into ageing and death. Honest and informative in parts. Too much information about her friends operations and illnesses and rambles far too much towards the end. Refreshing to hear of the advantages of later life and great to hear much older people have healthy active sex lives.
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I am but 23 years of age, not old, not yet concerning myself much with the matter of my own mortality and able for the large part to put 'the end' to the back of my mind but this book was more pleasurable to listen to, and more relevant than any I have recently consumed directed at my own demographic. I love Diana Athill and the way she reflects upon life and how she and others of her acquaintance choose to live. This book is not only warm and gently amusing, but enlightening and my week has been the richer for it.
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