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An Extra Pair Of Hands

Kate Mosse

£12.99

As our population ages, more and more of us find ourselves caring for parents and loved ones – An invisible army of carers holding families together.

Here, Kate Mosse tells her personal story of finding herself as a carer in middle age: first, helping her mother look after her beloved father through Parkinson’s, then supporting her mother in widowhood, and finally as ‘an extra pair of hands’ for her 90-year-old mother-in-law.

This is a story about the gentle heroism of our carers, about small everyday acts of tenderness, and finding joy in times of crisis. It’s about juggling priorities, mind-numbing repetition, about guilt and powerlessness, about grief, and the solace of nature when we’re exhausted or at a loss.

It is also about celebrating older people, about learning to live differently _ and think differently about ageing. But most of all, it’s a story about love.

publisher:

Profile

pages:

208

Publication Date:

2021 June

format:

Hardback; 204 x 133mm

ISBN:

9781788162616

illustrations:

B & W Photographs


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