John Bayley Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

ISBN 13: 9780001055834

Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

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9780001055834: Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

Prominent academic John Bayley's moving memoir of his wife, acclaimed novelist Iris Murdoch, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

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John Bayley is the author of ALICE, THE QUEER CAPTAIN, GEORGE'S LAIR and THE RED HAT. He was Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of St Catherine's College.

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"Quite simply one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard. I didn't buy the book, not being a fan of Murdoch's novels and unable to imagine that I could enjoy any sort of account of her decline into Alzheimer's. But I was quickly hooked by the love, wisdom and humour so disarmingly, openly offered by John Bayley. There is also much unconventional but remarkably nourishing food for thought about the nature of marriage, all greatly enhanced by Jacobi's candid, unhurried reading." Christina Hardyment, Independent 13/3/99

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