'Our Time of Day captures the exhaustion, the confusion, the unpreparedness of learning to love someone you have loved already; the same man, but with parts missing, parts changed... There are also funny anecdotes about those picky traits that cause repetitive arguments, and confessions that many are not prepared to make. Kika divulges an honesty that is impressionable - she is not self-pitying, or saintly, but really just comes across as human.' --The Lancet Neurology
Honest and moving... This engaging and thought-provoking book serves to remind practitioners of the enormous strain families come under caring for their relatives. The compassion the family shows for one another in these circumstances is heartwarming. Kika aimed to give comfort to families going through similar experiences: this she does with her accessible and direct writing style. --The Psychologist
'[A] great addition to the brain injury literature ... a fitting homage to a remarkable man and Kika, his wife, companion and champion.' --Ava Easton, Encephalitis Society
About the Author
Kika Markham s life in the theatre began playing Viola in a young all-star cast in a modern-dress adaptation of Twelfth Night at the Royal Court. Two of her most treasured stage peformances are the West End production of Noel Coward s Song at Twilight, not only because she co-starred with her real-life husband, Corin Redgrave, but she was also nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress; and Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner at The Young Vic for which she was Nominated for What s On Stage Best Solo Performance. More recent theatre includes The Last Yankee at The Print Room, On The Record at the Arcola, Tribes at the Royal Court, and Women, Power and Politics at Tricycle Theatre. Her television credits include Lois in Mr Selfridge, Secret State, New Tricks, Call the Midwife and Spooks, and playing Thatcher in The Line of Beauty. One of Kika s more memorable television projects was Dennis Potter s Double Dare. Few people know this was actually written around an evening spent with Kika after Potter had seen the iconic Cornetto Gondola commercial. She also acted with Harold Pinter in his television play The Basement. In film, Kika has worked mostly in France, with directors Jacques Rivette, Arnaud Deplechin and François Truffaut.