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Tell Me Good Things James Runcie

Tell Me Good Things By James Runcie

Tell Me Good Things by James Runcie

Condition - Very Good
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Tell Me Good Things Summary

Tell Me Good Things: On Love, Death and Marriage by James Runcie

James Runcie's wife Marilyn Imrie died in August 2020. Their thirty-five year marriage had been miraculously happy - until, in the last two years of Marilyn's life, she descended into the pain and humiliation of motor neurone disease. In the wake of her death, Runcie stumbled in the dark. How do you make sense of the decline and death of the most alive person you have ever met? And how do you go about building a life worth living in their absence? In Tell Me Good Things, Runcie tells the story of Marilyn's illness and death - in all its moments of tragedy, rage, farce and surrealness - while painting a vivid portrait of her life and their marriage: a partnership defined by a shared love of beauty, conviviality and storytelling. And during that first year of loss, he awakens to the strange paradox of grief: that the way to survive Marilyn's death is to understand how very good she was at living. Tender, funny, profound and deeply true, Tell Me Good Things is an unforgettable story of life before death - and love beyond the grave.

Tell Me Good Things Reviews

Praise for James Runcie: 'Runcie has the gift of the born storyteller * DAILY MAIL *
Runcie has an expert imagination -- HILARY MANTEL
Tremendous: shrewd, compelling and full of insight -- WILLIAM BOYD
A triumph of inspired imagination -- FINANCIAL TIMES

About James Runcie

James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker, playwright and literary curator. He is the author of twelve novels that have been translated into twelve languages, including the seven books in the Grantchester Mysteries series. He has been Artistic Director of the Bath Literature Festival, Head of Literature and Spoken Word at the Southbank Centre, London, and Commissioning Editor for Arts on BBC Radio 4. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Scotland and London.

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Tell Me Good Things: On Love, Death and Marriage by James Runcie
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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