‘A remarkable document … only the hardest of hearts will not be moved.’ Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
In this final volume of his diaries, Tony Benn reflects on old age and anticipates the end of his life.
With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, Tony continues his activities on behalf of social justice and peace against the shifting international scene and the financial crisis.
In 2009, after over sixty years, Tony ceased to keep his daily diary. Published here alongside these last entries are highly personal insights into the challenges of failing health, of moving out of the family home, and of living alone.
In A BLAZE OF AUTUMN SUNSHINE Tony Benn shares his hopes for the future based on his years of experience, his belief in the fresh ideas of the younger generation, and his natural optimism.
‘A compelling read… His diaries remain one of the most fascinating and warmly rewarding reads in the political canon.’ Owen Jones, Observershow more