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'I'm becoming spoilt'

For many older people, the prospect of moving into a retirement home is not one to which they would look forward.

The novelist and literary editor Diana Athill, who was born in 1917, recently moved into a retirement home herself and she has been keeping a diary for the Today programme.

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