Not That Kind of Love (Hardback)
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Not That Kind of Love (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 15/02/2018
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A moving, thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous book which is both a description of a journey to death and a celebration of the act of living.

Based on Clare Wise's blog, which she started when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2013, Not That Kind of Love charts the highs and lows of the last three years of Clare's life.

The end result is not a book that fills you with despair and anguish. On the contrary, Not That Kind of Love should be read by everybody for its candour, and for its warmth and spirit. Clare is an astonishingly dynamic, witty and fun personality, and her positivity and energy exude from every page.

As she becomes too weak to type, her brother - the actor Greg Wise - takes over, and the book morphs into a beautiful meditation on life, and the necessity of talking about death.

With echoes of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and Cathy Rentzenbrink's The Last Act of Love, it is a very special read that rejoices in the extraordinary and often underestimated sibling bond, and the importance of making the most of the ordinary pleasures life has to offer.

As Greg Wise writes in the book: 'Celebrate the small things, the small moments. If you find yourself with matching socks as you leave the house in the morning, that is a cause for celebration. If the rest of the day is spent finding the cure for cancer, or brokering world peace, then that's a bonus.'

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781786488459
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 324 g
Dimensions: 240 x 155 x 6 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

" Profoundly uplifting." - The Mail

"What you take away is is something splendid and unwearying: a siblings devotion that feels remarkably like what we mean when we talk of a state of grace." - Sunday Telegraph

"Not That Kind Of Love is a truly memorable read, it feels like a very special book about what was - is - clearly an amazing bond between a brother and sister.I imagine our readers will be both moved and inspired by it." - The Times

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