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'I realized I was going to be happy here'

Many feel unhappy about the idea of going into a retirement home, seeing the move as the beginning of a sad and lonely period of life.

Diana Athill, the renowned literary editor, novelist and memoirist who has now reached her nineties, reflects on her recent decision to move into an old people's home.

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