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'One of the most inventive, original and disturbing writers of her generation' Daily Telegraph

In August 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given `two or three years' to live. Being a writer, she decided to write about her experience - and to tell a story she had not yet told: that of being taken in, aged fifteen, by the author Doris Lessing, and the subsequent fifty years of their complex relationship. Splicing childhood memories with present-day realities, Diski paints an unflinching portrait of two extraordinary writers - Lessing and herself.

Jenny Diski died a week after the publication of In Gratitude. A cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid memoir, it is her final masterpiece.

BiographyMemoirsEssays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essays Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 09/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9781408879948  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jenny Diski was born in 1947 in London, where she lived most of her life. She was the author of ten novels, four books of travel and memoir, including Stranger on a Train and Skating to Antarctica, two volumes of essays and a collection of short stories. Her journalism appeared in publications including the Mail on Sunday, the Observer and the London Review of Books, to which she contributed more than two hundred articles over twenty-five years. @diski

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