Ronald Blythe followed up his famous 'Akenfield' with this book. In it he allows people from all walks af life to reflect in their own words on what it it like to be old. The result is a facinating and moving series of confidences which we are priviledged to share. Whether philosophical, resigned or despairing of their long years, Ronald Blythe discovers in their talk much that helps us undersand the natural but isolating effects of old age. This book provides us with a gentle, perceptive and profound memoir and a deeper understanding of the pattern of our lives. Ronald Blythe is one of today's foremost literary figures. His work, which has won numerous literary awards, includes 'Akenfield'(also made into a film),'Private Words', 'Word from Wormingford','Divine Landscapes', Going to Meet George' and numerous other titles. He lives near Colchester.