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A Handful Of Earth: A Year Of Healing And Growing

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When Barney Bardsley's husband was diagnosed withcancer he was thirty-six, and their daughter just one. The family was too young for sell-by dates -- there was too much to live for. And so they did. But when he finally died, Barney felt alone and exhausted. Their savings had all gone and now she must support their child single-handedly. She would just have to take life one ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published January 24th 2008 by John Murray Publishers
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Apr 11, 2012 MyGoodBookshelf rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, memoirs
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Elizabeth (`Barney') Bardsley nursed her husband Tim through terminal cancer for more than ten years before he sadly succumbed to the illness. This book is the story of her coming to terms with her grief and loss, aided by her love of gardening. Diarised, it reflects on Barney's past and present across the course of one year- with both poignant anecdotes about her and Tim's relationship and his illness, as well as what she is up to on her allotment and i
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Loved this book so much I keep a copy forever on my shelf. Very moving, sad but uplifting. A gem.
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