Don't Look At Me Like That

Diana Athill

Published: 5 December 2019
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781783785803

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Published: 17 August 2001
Paperback, B Format
128x197mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781862074415

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Diana Athill was born in 1917. She helped André Deutsch establish the publishing company that bore his name and worked as an editor for Deutsch for four decades. Athill's distinguished career as an editor is the subject of her acclaimed memoir Stet. She is the author of seven further volumes of memoirs, Instead of a Letter, After a Funeral, Yesterday Morning, Make Believe, Somewhere Towards the End, Alive, Alive Oh!, A Florence Diary, and a collection of letters, Instead of a Book, all published by Granta. Her only novel, Don't Look At Me Like That, was first published in 1967. In January 2009, she won the Costa Biography Award for Somewhere Towards the End, and was presented with an OBE. She died in January 2019. More about the author


Don't Look at Me Like That evokes a London of rain; grimy bedsits, plush, hushed restaurants, illicitness and despair...Athill skilfully blends diffidence and pathos to produce a story at once all-too familiar and unique’ Catherine Taylor



‘Athill is wonderful - always aware of the need to entertain and beguile her reader ... Fascinating and surprising’ Daisy Goodwin

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