"If only we could all die in a way that befits the manner in which we have lived our lives." This life-affirming book by an NHS consultant in geriatric and stroke medicine takes a multifaceted look at the end of life. Jarrett blends memoir with science, philosophy and the odd burst of music as he reflects on death: the tragedy, the comedy and everything in between. It's a wonderfully humane manifesto for all the frank and open conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society should be having.
An Elephant in Rome
" January 1, 2021 Read this issue IN THIS REVIEW AN ELEPHANT IN ROME Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City 224pp. Pallas Athene. £19.99. Loyd Grossman Acheerful bricolage of biography, art history, trivia and travelogue..."
— Times Literary Supplement