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Final chapters : writings about the end of life

Author: Roger Kirkpatrick
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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The milkman cried when I told him you were dead. 'Last night' I said, 'Mark died. 'This collection brings together 30 short stories and poems about dying and bereavement. Written by mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, wives, husbands and dying people, these moving pieces talk honestly about how it feels to care for someone who is dying, to grieve for a loved one, and to face death oneself. A candid story about a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Fictional Works
Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 9781849054904 1849054908
OCLC Number: 858843218
Notes: "First published in 2012 by Dying Matters Coalition." "
Awards: Winner of Gold Medallion Book Award 2014
Description: 128 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jonathan Dimbleby --
Introduction / Eve Richardson --
Leave-taking ./ Helen Barnes --
The night-shift that changed me / Alexandra Obee --
Swan / Brenda Read-Brown --
Ava's lovers / Claire Jones --
The milkman cried / Josephine Howard --
Journey's end / Josephine Howard --
Hypocrisy / Sali Gray --
An ordinary day / Kylie Joyce --
Google Maps saved my life / Anneliese Mackintosh --
Beneath the bracken / Janette Ayachi --
Coat hanger / Adam Lound --
Chubby little cheeks / Sarah Bakewell --
Names have been changed / Carole Mansur --
Let winter come / Nick Jarvis --
A life ascending: a reflection on dying, death and bereavement / John Hunt --
Polly dolly / Maureen Gallagher --
A matter of compassion / Alva de Chiro --
Enhancing dementia recipe / Janet Willoughby --
The patient that changed me / Faye Gishen --
Regrets / Hope Uchio --
A dose of reality / Caroline Sposto --
Closing scenes / Gráinne Tobin --
An honourable life / Christopher Owen --
Of glass, of light, of silver / Kit de Waal --
The mother thief / Alison Wassell --
The grief schism / David Mohan --
Spoons / Pete Buckingham --
The waiting room / Harriet Davies --
Papier maché doll / Amanda Bowden --
Baseball cards / Leissa Shabrak.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Kirkpatrick ; foreword by Jonathan Dimbleby.

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A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and  Read more...

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