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A blaze of autumn sunshine : the last diaries

Author: Tony Benn; Ruth Winstone
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2013. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this, his final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the challenges 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, against the back ground of political change and the international economic crisis. In July 2009, the diaries, kept for over sixty years,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Tony Benn; Tony Benn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Benn; Ruth Winstone
ISBN: 9780091943875 0091943876
OCLC Number: 809179220
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 May-October 2007: Brown's honeymoon --
2 October-December 2007: The calm before the strom --
3 January-May 2008: The end of New Labour --
4 May-August 2008: Crisis of capitalism --
5 August-December 2008: Labour in crisis --
6 January-July 2009: Brown's nemesis --
7 2009-13: Life after diaries.
Other Titles: Last diaries, a blaze of autumn sunshine
Responsibility: Tony Benn ; selected and edited by Ruth Winstone.

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In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn's highly personal insights into  Read more...

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"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." Read more...

 
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