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  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141986432
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.00

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love




A powerful and moving exploration of dementia from bestselling novelist Nicci Gerrard, written with painful understanding and offering brilliant insight into one of the most tragic of conditions.

After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What is it to beoneself, and what is it to lose one's self. Who are we when we are not ourselves, and where do we go?

This is book is an attempt to understand thorough a touching exploration of dementia, structured around the stages of the disease from the outside and, as far as possible, from the inside as well. Full of people's stories, both sad and optimistic, it is a journey into the dusk and then the darkness - and then out on to the other side, where, once someone is dead, a life can be seen whole again.

  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141986432
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Nicci Gerrard

Nicci Gerrard writes for the Observer and is the co-author, with Susan French, of the bestselling Nicci French thrillers. She lives in Suffolk with her husband and four children. Her first solo novel, Things We Knew Were True, was published by Penguin in 2003 and received rave reviews. This is her second novel.

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