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BOOK OF THE MONTH
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Reema Abbasi
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A nymphomaniac nawab and his fiercely clever footman.

The awakening...(+)

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The Welcome Visitor
John Humphrys
Luigi Bonomi
Classification : New Age & Mbs
Pub Date : Feb 04, 2010
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340923788
Price : 575

About the book
Death is a subject modern society shies away from. Even doctors avoid the word. But if we regard death as a failure in our desire to prolong life, can we ever arrive at a humane approach to those whose lives have lost meaning? Are we keeping people alive simply because we can?

Here, John Humphrys and his co-author Dr Sarah Jarvis take a wider look at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago, and confront one of the great challenges facing the western world today.

There are no easy answers but the first step must surely be to accept that death can be as welcome as it is inevitable.


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'illuminating and helpful'
'Tremendously uplifting ...deserves the widest readership'
'a powerful, compassionate book, movingly illustrated'
'Comforting... Honest... It is a relief to have some of the private struggles of dealing with death brought out into the open. He is determined to tell it like it is.'
'Impassioned and impressive'
'Compelling'
'This is an important book. It needs to be. Slowly, we are coming to realise that a life well lived might decently conclude with a death well and timely died.'
     
John Humphrys
In a broadcasting career spanning forty years John Humphrys has reported from all over the world for the BBC and presented its frontline news programmes on both radio and television. He has won a stri...(+)
Luigi Bonomi
Sally Worboyes was born and grew up in Stepney with four brothers and a sister. She now lives in Norfolk with her husband and three children. She has written plays broadcast on Radio Four, East End...(+)