A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries
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In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age
Tony Benn is the longest serving MP in the history of the Labor Party. He left the British Parliament in 2001, after more than half a century in the House of Commons, to devote more time to politics. A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine chronicles both the public and the personal events of the last decade of his life in Westminster and his "retirement" thereafter. Covering the rise and fall of New Labor, Tony's tireless campaigning against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his passionate commitment to encouraging public debate and demonstrations, this volume also provides an insight into the difficulties of growing older, the devastating effect of his wife Caroline's death, and his own failing health.
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