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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

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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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
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 by Jonathan Dimbleby, Chair of Dimbleby Cancer Care. Introduction, Eve Richardson, Chief Executive, Dying Matters Coalition and the National Council for Palliative Care. 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, Sue Moorhouse. 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, 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, Grainne 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 Mache Doll, Amanda Bowden. Baseball Cards, Leissa Shahrak. About the Authors.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Kirkpatrick ; foreword by Jonathan Dimbleby.


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A collection such as this is bound to be very moving and sympathetic: the subject makes it inevitable. But the pieces in this collection are much more than cries of grief. For all their sadness, they Read more...

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