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A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries

Tony Benn


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ISBN: 9780099564959
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In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn's highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years.
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  • Paperback
    $23.79
ISBN: 9780099564959
ANNOTATION:
In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn's highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years.

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In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn's highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years.

Publisher Description

In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, he continues his activities on behalf of social justice, peace and accountability in public life, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis. Following an illness in 2009 the diaries, kept for over sixty years, cease. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn?s highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years. Finally, we share in Tony Benn's hopes for the future based on his years of experience and his natural optimism.

Author Biography

Tony Benn was a Labor Party cabinet minister and Minister of Technology in Britain, and for many years the unofficial leader of the British parliamentary left.

Review

"There is a new kind of freedom in his thoughts and in his writing." -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday "This is a lovely book; warm, humane, genuinely revelatory and, on occasions, a touch surreal." -- Rod Liddle The Sunday Times "There is something amusing on almost every page of these diaries." Daily Telegraph "The real Benn is with us still, but that friendly diarist's voice in one's ear has now fallen silent for good. It is an eerie foretaste of quite how much we will miss him when he's gone." Guardian "And so the mighty torrent of words finally dries up... It is hard not to admire Benn's determination to be true to his ideals... Tony Benn is not going gentle into that good night." Sunday Times

Product Details

Author
Tony Benn
Short Title
BLAZE OF AUTUMN SUNSHINE
Language
English
ISBN-10
0099564955
ISBN-13
9780099564959
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2014
Publication Date
2014-04-24
Subtitle
The Last Diaries
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Pages
310
Publisher
Random House UK