Dear Lovely friends and fellow-travellers with Clare, and latterly me – the long wait is over…
I have been working with a wonderful publisher, Quercus, on a book of our writings. The essential part of this undertaking was that nothing from the original blog would be edited – this was written over the years as a ‘real time’ piece of writing, an exploration of the day-to-day and a musing of what it all means, sent out to you all, to keep you informed and hopefully keep you amused. Nothing has been added or subtracted from the original blog.
For those of you who followed Clare from the start, you will know that the writing is seldom despairing, often funny and always about Life. And, of course, it is also about Death. And the need to be able to communicate in as healthy a way as possible about this thing that none of us will avoid.
I hope this will be a useful book for the countless numbers of us facing life-threatening illness, and the countless numbers of us caring for the sufferers.
I hope it will be a celebration of my glorious sister, and a testament to her candour, warmth, joy and spirit. She always wanted to be a published author. And now she is.
“Not That Kind of Love” will be available from February 15th in the UK. No idea when it’ll hit the bookshops in other parts of the world, but will be able to be ordered online.
I thank you all for following Clare whilst she was still physically with us. You can now have her on your bookshelves.
Love to you all.
Greg (still typing with a bent finger) xxx