A deeply moving, thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous book which is both a description of a journey to death and a celebration of the act of living.
'A remarkable account of illness, loss and the power of sibling love' The Times
'Wise's reflections on compassion fatigue are worth the price of this book alone, but what you take away is something splendid and unwearying: a sibling's devotion that feels remarkably like what we mean when we talk of a stage of grace.' Telegraph
'Inspirational... profoundly uplifting' Daily Mail
'Heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measure' Express
'This is a fantastic book ... Remarkable' Lorraine Kelly
A moving, thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous book which is both a description of a journey to death and a celebration of the act of living.
Based on Clare Wise's blog, which she started when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2013, Not That Kind of Love charts the highs and lows of the last three years of Clare's life.
The end result is not a book that fills you with despair and anguish. On the contrary, Not That Kind of Love should be read by everybody for its candour, and for its warmth and spirit. Clare is an astonishingly dynamic, witty and fun personality, and her positivity and energy exude from every page.
As she becomes too weak to type, her brother - the actor Greg Wise - takes over, and the book morphs into a
Not That Kind Of Love is a truly memorable read, it feels like a very special book about what was - is - clearly an amazing bond between a brother and sister ... Readers will be both moved and inspired by it. - The Times
Inspirational... Profoundly uplifting. - The Daily Mail