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Book Title: Stet: A Memoir|
The author of the book: Diana Athill
Edition: Granta Books
Date of issue: July 28th 2000
ISBN 13: 9781862073883
Format files: PDF
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This is Diana Athill's memoir of her time spent working with some of the charismatic characters that dominate 20th-century literature. She recounts tales from a life in publishing - including her reflections on editing writers such as V.S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, Gitta Sereny and Brian Moore. She also offers an account of her own writing career, which includes the works, Instead of a Letter and After a Funeral.
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Read information about the authorDiana Athill was born in Norfolk in 1917 and educated at home until she was fourteen. She read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and graduated in 1939. She spent the war years working at the BBC Overseas Service in the News Information Department. After the war she met André Deutsch and fell into publishing. She worked as an editor, first at Allan Wingate and then at André Deutsch, until her retirement at the age of 75 in 1993.
Her books include An Unavoidable Delay, a collection of short stories published in 1962 and two 'documentary' books After A Funeral and Make Believe. Stet is a memoir of Diana Athill's fifty-year career in publishing. Granta has also reissued a memoir Instead of a Letter and her only novel Don't Look at Me Like That. She lives in Primrose Hill in London.
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