An Extra Pair of Hands

A story of caring and everyday acts of love

Kate Mosse author


Publisher:Profile Books Ltd

Published:24th Mar '22


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A rallying cry for carers and the acts of love that hold families together, from bestselling novelist Kate Mosse

'Inspiring' GUARDIAN 'Heartbreaking' INDEPENDENT 'I loved it' ADAM KAY 'Beautiful' MATT HAIG 'Luminous' NICCI GERRARD 'Essential reading' MADELEINE BUNTING 'A celebration' CHRISTIE WATSON ----- A Best Book for Summer in The Times, Guardian and The i Independent Book of the Month ----- Caring is an issue that affects us all - as bestselling novelist Kate Mosse knows all too well. Kate has cared in turn for her father and mother, and for Granny Rosie, her 90-year-old mother-in-law. Along the way she has experienced the joys, challenges and frustrations shared by an invisible army of carers. At the heart of this care lie everyday acts of love, and the realisation that, sooner or later, most of us will come to rely on an extra pair of hands. ----- 'Lifts the spirits without pulling punches' IAN RANKIN 'Irresistible' RACHEL JOYCE 'Questions how and why we fetishise independence when the reality of human experience is always interdependence' GUARDIAN, BOOK OF THE DAY 'Heartfelt, funny and at times heartbreaking. 10/10' INDEPENDENT 'Utterly beautiful' FRANCESCA SEGAL

Brilliant ... uplifting, inspiring, a tribute to love -- Elif Shafak * Guardian *
Heartfelt and sometimes shocking ... Fierce and tender, her book is a clarion call for an overhaul of our dysfunctional care system -- Must Read Paperbacks * Daily Mail *
A beautiful, profoundly moving book about society's most vital glue - care -- Rachel Clarke
A must read -- Penny Wincer
Essential reading -- Madeleine Bunting
I read it in one sitting -- Christie Watson
Moving -- Book of the Day * Guardian *
An incisive, profoundly humane blend of the personal and the political -- Gwendolyn Smith * The i *
A beautiful, emotional and timely read -- Matt Haig
A beacon of light -- Nicci Gerrard
Keep the tissues handy. 10/10 * Independent *
Shot through with honesty, heartbreak and joy. I loved it -- Adam Kay
Timely * Observer *
Lifts the spirits without pulling punches -- Ian Rankin
Irresistible -- Rachel Joyce
This book will be a huge help to both carers and the cared-for -- Deborah Moggach
Extraordinary -- Catherine Meyer
Wonderful ... uplifting and hopeful -- Cathy Rentzenbrink
A heartfelt reminder of why people become carers -- Kate Saunders * Times *
Moving -- Book of the Month, Martin Chilton * Independent *
An ode to the invisible army of carers holding families together * Reaction *
Mosse writes movingly about returning the caring favour and the end that waits for us all -- 50 Best Summer Books * Times *
Timely and important * The Oldie *
Utterly beautiful - honest, tender, and uplifting -- Francesca Segal

ISBN: 9781788162623

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 18mm

Weight: 180g

208 pages