Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death (Paperback)
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Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death (Paperback)

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Published: 04/04/2019
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Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. A positive and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn, this is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Doing so gives us the chance to think about the meaning of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end.

Radical, joyful and moving, Waiting for the Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786890245
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 123 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

A wonderful, wise, compassionate and befriending piece of work - KATHRYN MANNIX, author of With the End in Mind

Thought-provoking, revelatory, grave and comforting. It is impossible not to be moved by it in the most profound way - ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

A real gem: a tender book, brimming with wisdom, beauty and compassion. Reading Holloway is like taking a long walk in the countryside - afterwards, you understand the world better, you feel less lonely - ELIF SHAFAK, Guardian Books of the Year

An inclusive and hugely nourishing reminder to take stock of our mortality . . . Elegant, elegiac and thought-provoking - Observer

Thoughtful, playful, courageous and deeply altruistic . . . a fine companion for anyone who wishes to live a life of any depth - A.L. KENNEDY

Holloway writes with passion and honesty at all times, and the result is compelling - Guardian

Every bit as meditative, witty and elegiac as you would expect - Scotsman

The record of a mind too large, too curious and far too generous to be confined within any single religious denomination - PHILIP PULLMAN

A wise, compassionate perspective on a persistently taboo subject. The pragmatism and gentle humour make it an unusually inclusive book. For everyone, however young - COLIN FIRTH

Poignant . . . a subtle and consoling guide to dying - CHARLOTTE RUNCIE, Daily Telegraph

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“Thought Provoking”

Such a inspiring and emotional book for all of us who have lost loved ones in our life..young and old can reflect in this lovely display of love..hope..depth in accepting all that is ...
thank you..Richard... More

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