Diana Athill entry: Overview screen.
December 21, 1917
DA was born in Kensington
during an air-raid on London by German Zeppelins. She was the eldest of three: older than her brother, Andrew, by two years and her sister, Patience, by five.
By 11 August 2000
DA entitled her book about her own professional career Stet
: the Latin word meaning 'let it stand' which is used by proof-readerspick to signify that some suggested or expected change is not to be made.
19 November 2015
DA published, a little ahead of time, another memoir which earlier that year she had planned for marking her ninety-ninth birthday in 2016: Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter