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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Tony Benn is the longest serving MP in the history of the Labor Party. He is the author of many books, including nine volumes of diaries and the childhood memoir Dare to Be a Daniel.

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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." -- Rod Liddle * The Sunday Times * "There is something amusing on almost every page of these diaries." * Daily Telegraph * "The real Benn is with us still, but that friendly diarist's voice in one's ear has now fallen silent for good. It is an eerie foretaste of quite how much we will miss him when he's gone." * Guardian * "And so the mighty torrent of words finally dries up... It is hard not to admire Benn's determination to be true to his ideals... Tony Benn is not going gentle into that good night." * Sunday Times *

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