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Miles to go before I sleep : letters on hope, death and learning to live
Miles to go before I sleep : letters on hope, death and learning to live
Foster-Gilbert, Claire, 1964-2021
Articles
At the age of 54 Claire Gilbert was diagnosed with myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood. The prognoses ranged from surviving only a few months to living for several decades, with no guarantee of which outcome was to be hers. It was a shocking diagnosis into uncertainty, or rather, into only one certainty: death. But Claire discovered that facing her own mortality was liberating. She discovered this through writing letters. Claire asked her siblings and a small group of friends if they would let her write to them with total honesty about what she was going through, as she was going through it. These letters turned out to be a great solace, and gradually her group of 'dear readers' has grown; what she had to say wasn't just of value to herself, but to others, too.
Imprint:
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2021.
Collation:
224 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781529359725 (hbk)
Dewey class:
616.994180092616.99418
Language:
English
BRN:
3061288
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