This touching diary reveals a year in the life of James Roose-Evans. Older is a vivid and illuminating portrait of growing old.
This ‘thought diary’ was written through James Roose-Evans’s ninety-first year. The result is a cornucopia of delights that touches on everything from the profound to the minutiae of daily life.
Throughout, Roose-Evans writes with wit, sensitivity and an eye for detail – and his reflections will teach us much about how we should approach the process of aging.
James Roose-Evans’s list of accomplishments is formidable. Fifty years ago he founded the Hampstead Theatre. He has written seventeen books, including the best-selling Inner Journey: Outer Journey and Experimental Theatre, and has directed countless plays, including his award-winning adaptation of 84 Charing Cross Road. He is a non-stipendiary Anglican priest, founded the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit (in North Wales) and continues to lead meditation, ritual and theatre masterclasses today. He lives in Hampstead, north London.