An Extra Pair of Hands: A Story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love (Hardcover)

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An Extra Pair of Hands: A Story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love (Hardcover)

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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.
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, the Founder of the global 'Woman In History' campaign and 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781788162616
ISBN-10: 1788162617
Publisher: Ips - Profile Books
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English