A dazzling diva. A glittering society dinner. A servant with a terrible grudge. 1903. Bookish, bespectacled Vita Carew longs to be left to her scientific studies. But, to her chagrin, she cannot avoid the event of the season, a gala at Pemberton Hall. This glamorous concert and sumptuous dinner will mark the Pemberton household's return to society after a run of misfortune. But disaster strikes as soon as the seafood is served. Vita can only offer...
Prayer and ingenuity have kept the remote English convent of St. Winifred in the Fen going for centuries, but now the roof leaks, the bell tower is crumbling and rats have moved in. The Bishop's accountant wants to send the retired sisters to a home, disperse the working nuns, pull down the buildings and sell the land off as a car park. But he has reckoned without the unstoppable force that is Reverend Mother Elizabeth. With her team of ex-offenders,...
We all hope for dying well and living fully until we do. The truth is that we don't have a choice about whether or not we're going to die but sometimes we have a choice about whether our dying is going to be easier or harder. Hospice is about treating people rather than treating disease. It looks beyond the physical suffering and includes the whole family.
xxii, 223 pages ; 21 cm
"There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take...