'The Relay' has never previously been published. It was detective novelist Margery Allingham's last completed book - not a novel but an account of the practical and emotional ways in which she and her sister approached the end-of-life care for three elderly relatives in 1959-61. Words like 'carer,' 'sheltered housing,' and 'granny annex' were not even in the language when Margery wrote this groundbreaking little book. Now Julia Jones, Margery's biographer and co-founder of the nationally successful John's Campaign, explains why she believes 'The Relay' is as relevant today as it was when first conceived. This odd and unpretentious book may offer new insights - and perhaps a new positivity - to all those in a caring situation.
Beloved Old Age and What to Do About It Margery Allingham's The Relay
Paperback (30 Jun 2016)
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