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Must you go?: my life with Harold Pinter

Must you go?: my life with Harold Pinter

Fraser, Antonia, 1932-

After first seeing each other across a crowded room, Antonia Fraser's relationship with Harold Pinter flourished until Pinter's death on Christmas Eve 2008 and was a source of delight and inspiration to them both until the very end. Fraser uses her diaries and her own recollections to tell a touching love story

Book. English.
Published London: Phoenix, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0753828782, 9780753828786
Note: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010.
Physical Description: viii, 392 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm.
Subject: Fraser, Antonia, 1932- Marriage.; Fraser, Antonia, 1932- Diaries.; Women authors, English 20th century Diaries.; Biography.; Authors, English 20th century Diaries.; Authors' spouses Great Britain Diaries.; Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008 Marriage.

Author note

Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, and she has also written five highly praised books which focus on women in history. Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the NORTON MEDLICOTT MEDAL by the Historical Association in 2000.


A wonderful tour of the world's top tables...the charm of this book lies in the powerful love between her and Pinter...Her account of Pinter's last days, roaring like a lion in the face of death, are deeply moving.
TIMES||Brave but often funny in its account of a scandal that became a destiny, it teaches modern lovers a lesson that many will need to learn: how to say the long goodbye.
INDEPENDENT||Combining disarming emotional frankness with restrained elegance, Antonia Fraser weaves her diary entries and memories into a compelling and moving history of a long, passionate relationship.
SUNDAY TIMES||The quiet brilliance of this book steals up on you... it's funny, clever and controlled... there is so much generosity here and so much love that by the final page, in a London hospital on Christmas Eve 2008, I was in tears.
GUARDIAN||An uplifting, warm and moving tribute