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5.0 out of 5 stars
a real and moving memoir- a "must read"., 13 Nov 2008
This is a moving but unsentimental account of a carer's experiences.Poignant yet humourous at times, this is a memoir which will evoke powerful feelings in readers who have ever looked after or who are looking after a loved one. Yet Taylor's writing has a much wider appeal than this:both Taylor's frustrations and his love for his ailing father are clearly conveyed without mawkishness while the progress of a disease is well documented.The touching moments between father and son who are mostly lost to each other are extremely moving.Taylor's admiration for his father is shown through his tenacious attempts to discover who his father was, truths his father was unable or unwilling to share.