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During the years of the mid-twentieth century that she worked in publishing, Diana Athill herself published translations, short stories, and a novel. She is, however, best-known for her several volumes of memoirs (one of them a collection of letters), which present both her professional and her personal life with artistry, feeling, and with unusual candour.
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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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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