The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580

Book - 2003
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'A poignant account of her parent's descent into Alzheimer's & frank and witty' Daily Mail Fiona Phillips is one of our best-loved television presenters. But in August 2008 Fiona announced that she was to quit the job she loved, revealing that her father, Phil, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's just a year after her mother had died of the same disease. Before I Forget is a wonderful account of growing up in the 1960s and 70s and of her parents succumbing Alzheimer's.We share in Fiona's sadness as she movingly describes watching them fade away, one moment interviewing George Clooney the next taking a call from Pembrokeshire Social Services to say that her mother had wandered away from her care home. This extraordinary book will resonate with the millions of people who are going through, or have gone through, the same experiences. 'Painful honesty' Daily Mirror 'Heartfelt & a frank and moving read' Best magazine
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2003
ISBN: 9781550549775
Characteristics: xii, 400 p. : ill., maps


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