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An Extra Pair of Hands

A story of caring and everyday acts of love

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A beautiful, emotional and timely read.

Matt Haig

A rallying cry for carers and the acts of love that hold families together, from bestselling novelist Kate Mosse.

Caring is an issue that affects us all – as bestselling novelist Kate Mosse knows all too well.

Kate has cared in turn for her father and mother, and for Granny Rosie, her 90-year-old mother-in-law. Along the way she has experienced the joys, challenges and frustrations shared by an invisible army of carers.

At the heart of this care lie everyday acts of love, and the realisation that, sooner or later, most of us will come to rely on an extra pair of hands.

Brilliant... uplifting, inspiring, a tribute to love.

Elif Shafak, Guardian

A beautiful, profoundly moving book about society’s most vital glue – care.

Rachel Clarke

Read an extract from ‘An Extra Pair of Hands’, and watch a recording of an event with Kate Mosse and palliative care doctor and writer Rachel Clarke in conversation about care and everyday acts of love.

Date published
Format
Paperback
Extent
208 pages
ISBN
9781788162623
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About the author

Black and white head and shoulders portrait of Kate Mosse who has a short-cropped blonde bob and is wearing a black shirt.

Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is a bestselling novelist, playwright and non-fiction author with sales of more than eight million copies in 38 languages. Renowned for bringing under-heard histories to life, she is a champion of women’s creativity. She is Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World and is a Visiting Professor of Contemporary Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. Her novel ‘The City of Tears’ was published in January 2021.