Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You (About This Magnificent Life) (Hardback)
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Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You (About This Magnificent Life) (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 05/01/2015

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What are the things we live for? What matters most in life when your time is short? This brave, frank and heartbreaking book shows what it means to die before your time; how to take charge of your life and fill it with wonder, hope and joy even in the face of tragedy.

Ambitious and talented, Kate Gross worked at Number 10 Downing Street for two British Prime Ministers whilst only in her twenties. At thirty, she was CEO of a charity working with fragile democracies in Africa. She had married 'the best looking man I've ever kissed' - and given birth to twin boys in 2008. The future was bright.

But aged 34, Kate was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. After a two-year battle with the disease, Kate died peacefully at home on Christmas morning, just ten minutes before her sons awoke to open their stockings.

She began to write as a gift to herself, a reminder that she could create even as her body began to self-destruct. Written for those she loves,her book is not a conventional cancer memoir; nor is it filled with medical jargon or misery. Instead, it is Kate's powerful attempt to make sense of the woman who emerged in the strange, lucid final chunk of her life. Her book aspires to give hope and purpose to the lives of her readers even as her own life drew to its close.

Kate should have been granted decades to say all that she says in these pages. Denied the chance to bore her children and grandchildren with stories when she became fat and old, she offers us all instead her thoughts on how to live; on the wonder to be found in the everyday; the importance of friendship and love; what it means to die before your time and how to fill your life with hope and joy even in the face of tragedy.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008103453
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 27 mm

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“A powerful read! ”

Wow! What a thought provoking and powerful story! Kate Gross records her thoughts about her terminal diagnosis for her twin sons to read in the future and really shows you how too live life too the brim!

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“A beautiful and precious book.”

This beautifully written book is full of Kate Gross' insights, memories, fears and hopes after she has been diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. Far from being a book about death, it is poetic, full of... More

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