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Acquainted With The Night Allegra Taylor

Acquainted With The Night By Allegra Taylor

Acquainted With The Night by Allegra Taylor


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Summary

Death is the most predictable thing that will happen to any of us and one of the few experiences we share with every other human being, yet we hardly give it a thought. that it is possible to 'be there' for someone who is dying or bereaved, to grieve well in the face of death and, when the time comes, to die well ourselves.

Acquainted With The Night Summary

Acquainted With The Night: A Year on the Frontiers of Death by Allegra Taylor

Death is the most predictable thing that will happen to any of us and one of the few experiences we share with every other human being, yet we hardly give it a thought. Most of us behave as if pretending it didn't exist gives is a measure of control over it. The traditional supports that used to cradle us in times of need are no longer there. Acquainted with the Night is the story of Allegra Taylor's year spent working in a hospice and training to become part of London Lighthouse, the support network for people with AIDS. Accessible, anecdotal and warmly personal, this is an important book. For it shows us that death is not the enemy; that it is possible to 'be there' for someone who is dying or bereaved, to grieve well in the face of death and, when the time comes, to die well ourselves.

About Allegra Taylor

Allegra Taylor is a journalist and author of several books, including the best-selling, I Fly Out With Bright Feathers...The Quest Of A Novice Healer and Healing Hands. She was also, for many years, a freelance journalist for magazines such as Illustrated London News and The New Internationalist. Taylor is a popular speaker and workshop leader at such venues as The Nfind and Body and Spirit Festival and teaches courses in creative writing in England and in many parts of the world.

Additional information

GOR003172384
9780852072851
0852072856
Acquainted With The Night: A Year on the Frontiers of Death by Allegra Taylor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
1995-09-04
196
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