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On Trying to Keep Still


'Recently I retired to my estates, determined to devote myself as far as I could to spending what little life I have left quietly and privately; it seemed to me then that the greatest favour I could do for my mind was to leave it in total idleness...' Michel de Montaigne Jenny Diski's attempt to keep still and mentally idle resulted in a year in which she travelled to New Zealand, spent two months almost alone in a cottage in the country and visited the Sami people of Lapland. Montaigne was alarmed to discover that by ...

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On Trying To Keep Still
2007, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844080168

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On Trying To Keep Still
2006, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316725255


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