and Finally: Matters of Life and Death

Henry Marsh

£16.99

Elegiac, candid, luminous and poignant, And Finally is ultimately not so much a book about death, but a book about life and what matters in the end.

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Hardback

Biography & Memoir > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9781787331136

Published September 2022

Description

As a neurosurgeon, I lived in a world filled with fear and suffering, death and cancer. But rarely, if ever, did I think about what it would be like if what I witnessed at work every day happened to me. This book is the story of how I became a patient myself.’

As a retired brain surgeon, Henry Marsh thought he understood illness, but he was unprepared for the impact of his diagnosis of advanced cancer. And Finally explores what happens when someone who has spent a lifetime on the frontline of life and death finds himself contemplating what might be his own death sentence.

As he navigates the bewildering transition from doctor to patient, he is haunted by past failures and projects yet to be completed, and frustrated by the inconveniences of illness and old age.

But he is also more entranced than ever by the mysteries of science and the brain, the beauty of the natural world and his love for his family.

Magnificent.‘ – Rachel Clarke

‘A book to treasure and reread; I’m very grateful for it.’ Gavin Francis

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm