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The Art of Ageing


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Introduction 1 Some Thoughts on Growing Old 2 A Short History of Ageing 3 Coping with Ageing 4 Delaying the Advent of Old Age 5 Your One Wild and Precious Life 6 The Great Uncertainty 7 The Art of Ageing 8 Brief Lives: Peter Ashton; Barbara Blackman; Emma Brofferio; Mary Cuzner; Marianne de Trey; Gertrud Hunziker-Fromm; Dick Joy; Satish Kumar; James Lovelock; Dennis Pickering; AnneWestcott Chapter notes Recommended reading

About the Author

John Lane is a painter, writer and educationalist. Born in 1930, he was Chairman of the Dartington Hall Trust, founding direct of the Beaford Arts centre and instrumental in the creation of Schumacher College. His previous books include The Living Tree: Art and the Sacred, Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society, Timeless Beauty in the Arts and Everyday Life and The Spirit of Silence: Making Space for Creativity. He lives in North Devon with his wife Truda.


"A gentle, inspirational guide on how to make the most of advancing years."

* Yoga and Health - November 2010 *

"John Lane's Art of Ageing is for those of us who are old and those of you who are moving towards us who are old. His book is amusing, honest, informative and full of good things."

* David Cadman, Resurgence - Jan/Feb 2011 *

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