An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of caring, ageing and everyday acts of love (Hardback)Kate Mosse (author)
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Mosse’s account of caring for a succession of older relatives is a quietly inspirational read, told with humility, wit and optimism by one of our finest historical novelists.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A beautiful, emotional and timely read -- Matt Haig
This is a truly beautiful book, shot through with honesty, heartbreak and joy. I loved it -- Adam Kay
An Extra Pair of Hands is like a beacon of light: full of candour, sorrow, joy, hard-won wisdom, and luminous with love -- Nicci Gerrard
A beautiful, profoundly moving book about society's most vital glue - care -- Rachel Clarke
Honest, moving ... this book will be a huge help to both carers and the cared-for -- Deborah Moggach
Wonderful ... I was in tears, but the reading experience is ultimately uplifting and hopeful -- Cathy Rentzenbrink
So beautifully captures the joys, sorrows and privileges of caring for someone you love at the end of their life, as well as the deep grief of letting them go. It is the story of being a woman, of being the centre point of a family and all that entails. Mostly it is a story about what it means to love someone. A must read for anyone who has ever been, or ever will be, an extra pair of hands -- Penny Wincer
Care is hard work, but ... Kate Mosse reminds us also of how precious and deeply enriching this labour of love can be. Mosse is a wise guide to a complex territory of caring for ageing parents, and this is essential reading -- Madeleine Bunting
The power of this extraordinary memoir lies in Mosse's unsparing account of the personal costs of care-giving - and its deep and poignant joys. She writes about looking after her aged and ailing parents and her mother-in-law, the sadness of observing their increasing frailty, the moments of humour, connection and triumph and the recognition that the relationship between carer and recipient is not one-sided but multifaceted, mutual and shot through with love -- Catherine Meyer
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