Not that kind of love book by Greg & Clare Wise

Price: £8.99

A moving, thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous book which is both a description of a journey to death and a celebration of the act of living

Written by Marie Curie Ambassador and actor Greg Wise and his sister Clare Wise.  Limited availability of signed copies on a first come first serve basis.

Based on Clare Wise's blog, which she started when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2013, NOT THAT KIND OF LOVE charts the highs and lows of the last three years of Clare's life.  The end result is not a book that fills you with despair and anguish. On the contrary, NOT THAT KIND OF LOVEshould be read by everybody for its candour, and for its warmth and spirit.

Clare is an astonishingly dynamic, witty and fun personality, and her positivity and energy exude from every page.  As she becomes too weak to type, her brother - the actor Greg Wise - takes over, and the book morphs into a beautiful meditation on life, and the necessity of talking about death.  With echoes of Atul Gawande's BEING MORTAL and Cathy Rentzenbrink's THE LAST ACT OF LOVE, it is a very special read that rejoices in the extraordinary and often underestimated sibling bond, and the importance of making the most of the ordinary pleasures life has to offer.  

As Greg Wise writes in the book: 'Celebrate the small things, the small moments. If you find yourself with matching socks as you leave the house in the morning, that is a cause for celebration.  If the rest of the day is spent finding the cure for cancer, or brokering world peace, then that's a bonus.'

Actor, producer and Marie Curie supporter, Greg Wise, said: “I have seen first-hand the incredible difference Marie Curie makes and just how important their work is in caring for people with a terminal illness, as well as those looking after them. My sister, Clare, was cared for at one of the Marie Curie Hospices and I can’t thank them enough for the support both she and the rest of our family received. With more people living with a terminal illness, and more of us needing to care for them, Marie Curie’s support is ever more vitally important in helping with end of life care. That is why I’m supporting the charity and their Great Daffodil Appeal this March and I encourage everyone to wear a daffodil throughout the month and understand that in doing so, they are making a huge difference.”

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100% of profits from every product goes towards providing high quality care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Product code: AVS1122

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