Clare & Greg Wise - Not That Kind of Love (2nd Hand Paperback)
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 beautiful meditation on life, and the necessity of talking about death.
As Greg Wise writes in the book: 'Celebrate the small things, the small moments. If you find yourself with matching socks as you leave the house in the morning, that is a cause for celebration. If the rest of the day is spent finding the cure for cancer, or brokering world peace, then that's a bonus.'
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2018 (Quercus)
- ISBN : 9781786488961
- SKU : B002319
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"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.
"An extremely courageous account of Claire's battle with an aggressive cancer. Written on her blog and not without considerable humour! That her exceptionally supportive brother would continue to care for her and document her final months was truly amazing. I would highly recommend this brilliant and moving book." - Ebay Review.
She read books, he fell out of trees. She excelled at school, he hid when the end-of-term Report came. She got a Double First in History at university. He did two Degrees - one where you spend your time drawing, the other where you pretend to be someone else.
Oddly, as adults, they both found themselves in the film business: she at the UK Film Council and then Vice President of Universal Pictures, he pretending to be someone else. They lived in the same street until her death in 2016.