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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine
    Subtitle
    The Last Diaries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Benn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099564959
    ISBN 10: 0099564955
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, LCO011000, BIO006000
    DC22: 941.086
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM, 1DBK
    DC23: 941.0861092
    Thema V1.0: JP, NHD, DNBH1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    24 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Radical statesman and Member of Parliament for over fifty years, Tony Benn is the pre-eminent diarist of his generation. His political activity continued after 'retirement' through mass meetings, broadcasts and in more recent years through social media. A widower since 2000, Tony Benn died at his home in London on 14th March 2014.
    Review quote
    "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