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Dear Life by Rachel Clarke

Dear Life

A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss

Rachel Clarke

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Imprint: Little, Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 30 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781408712528

A brilliant combination of lyrical memoir and guide to living and dying, comparable to Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind and Julia Samuel's Grief Works, from the author of Your Life in My Hands.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
4 Oct 2019

"when her beloved father received a terminal diagnosis, she had to relive all her training in the most personal way possible."

"It takes courage to love the things of this world when all of them, without fail, are fleeting, fading, no more than a spark against the darkness of deep time." The author grew up riveted by her father's stories of practising medicine, and eventually she fulfilled her deep-seated desire to become a doctor herself, and a specialist in palliative care. Then when her beloved father received a terminal diagnosis, she had to relive all her training in the most personal way possible.

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