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Recovery Gavin Francis

Recovery By Gavin Francis

Recovery by Gavin Francis


£5.49
Condition - Very Good
<20 in stock

Summary

A short, uplifting account of hope and healing by the author of Adventures in Human Being.

Recovery Summary

Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence by Gavin Francis

'A lovely little book' - Michael Rosen 'Such a wise, gentle, quietly hopeful book. Exactly what I needed' - Rachel Clarke An uplifting account of hope and healing by the author of Adventures in Human Being When it comes to illness, sometimes the end is just the beginning. Recovery and convalescence are words that exist at the periphery of our lives - until we are forced to contend with what they really mean. Here, GP and writer Gavin Francis explores how - and why - we get better, revealing the many shapes recovery takes, its shifting history and the frequent failure of our modern lives to make adequate space for it. Characterised by Francis's beautiful prose and his view of medicine as 'the alliance of science and kindness', Recovery is a book about a journey that most of us never intend to make. Along the way, he unfolds a story of hope, transformation, and the everyday miracle of healing.

Recovery Reviews

A lovely little book -- Michael Rosen * Front Row *
Such a wise, gentle, quietly hopeful book. Exactly what I needed -- Rachel Clarke, author of Breathtaking and Your Life In My Hands
Heartfelt and persuasively argued ... Filled with compassion and warmth, the book provides both insight and succour -- Ian Critchley * Times *
Excellent ... could not be more timely ... even if you are not at present ill, it is worth reading this book because the gentle guidance it gives is actually applicable to being healthy. There are things we can do that make life, even a life without pain or fatigue or anxiety, richer -- Stuart Kelly * Scotsman *

About Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis has worked across four continents as a surgeon, emergency physician, medical officer with the British Antarctic Survey and latterly as a GP; he has described the pandemic response of 2020 as the most intense period of his twenty-year career in medicine. He's the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Adventures in Human Being, Shapeshifters, and Intensive Care. He also writes for the Guardian, The Times, the London Review of Books and Granta.

Additional information

GOR012006249
9781800810488
1800810482
Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence by Gavin Francis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2022-01-13
144
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Recovery