Blaze of Autumn Sunshine
Tony Benn

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Narrated By: Michael Jayston

Duration: 11 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages 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, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis.
Following an illness in 2009 the diaries, kept for over sixty years, cease. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn’s highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years.
Finally, we share in Tony Benn's hopes for the future based on his years of experience and his natural optimism.


Autobiography: historical, political & military, Diaries, letters & journals, Politics & government, Political leaders & leadership

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