The Pleasures of Age - Robert MorleyHodder & Stoughton, 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank which also has a couple of small marks.
From the cover: “To enjoy old age one must never be impatient with fingers grown clumsy or bladder unreliable. To grow old gracefully is not always easy; to grow old ungratefully is always unforgivable. This is the spirit in which Robert Morley sings the pleasures of advancing age by musing on the simple enjoyment of breakfast in bed or sitting at table and enthralling a rapt audience with tales of the past, or on the more daring exploits of his contemporaries in climbing the Matterhorn, to celebrate a seventieth birthday, or Mount Fuji, to celebrate a ninetieth. There is at last time to rest on one’s laurels, or search for one’s glasses; there is time to read what one likes. With so much behind one it is at last possible to assess the true importance of things, to start something entirely new, to play with the grandchildren, to write a novel or light a cigar. But most of all, whether accepting an Honorary Doctorate, falling asleep in front of the television, pottering in the garden or running a bath, the most enduring pleasure of age is living in the present… with of course the occasional trip down memory lane.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 159