Somewhere Towards the End

  • by Diana Athill
  • Narrated by Claire Bloom
  • 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography, 2010
What is it like to be old? Diana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. In Somewhere Towards the End she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taight her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation.


Title Not For Sale In This Country

Audible does not currently have the rights to sell this title in your country.

Please consider another book.

Continue Browsing

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not just for the aging

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.
Read full review

- Alison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2009
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited