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Must You Go?

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Antonia Fraser | Must You Go? by Antonia Fraser

Must You Go?

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Antonia Fraser
publisher:
Nan A. Talese
genre:
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Must You Go?, the title of Antonia Fraser?s bold, intimate, madly entertaining memoir of the years with her late husband Harold Pinter refers to the life-changing question posed to the author by the esteemed British playwright at a dinner party in 1975. At the time, the politically outspoken Pinter was married and the father of one; the elegant Fraser, the daughter of an earl, was a prolific writer specializing in English royal biographies, married to a Tory MP, and the mother of six. Their (once scandalous) 33-year love affair lasted until Pinter?s death in 2008. From diary entries she kept that chronicled the glittering couple?s A-list life, Fraser, now 78 and the grandmother of 16, simultaneously creates a tender portrait of an exciting marriage, and a deliciously detailed account of living in the thick of creativity and fame. A

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