An Extra Pair of Hands

A story of caring, ageing and everyday acts of love

Kate Mosse
AUD $27.99
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A deeply moving story of what it means to care for those we love by bestselling author Kate Mosse.

A deeply moving story of what it means to care for those we love, a celebration of older people and ageing, and of finding joy in the smallest acts of everyday caregiving

As our population ages, more and more of us find ourselves caring for parents and loved ones - some 8.8 million people in the UK. An invisible army of carers holding families together.

Here, Kate Mosse tells her own personal story of finding herself a carer in middle age: first, helping her heroic mother care for 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.

Author bio:

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling novelist, playwright and nonfiction author with sales of more than eight million copies in 38 languages. Renowned for bringing unheard and under-heard histories to life, she is a champion of women's creativity. Kate is the Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction, sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World and is a Visiting Professor of Contemporary Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. Kate lives in West Sussex with her husband and mother-in-law. @katemosse

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781788162616
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: September 2021
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Nursing & ancillary services