Iris: a memoir of Iris Murdoch

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Duckworth, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 189 pages
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In this memoir, Bayley describes the life he has shared with his wife, Iris Murdoch, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He explains how he has coped emotionally and practically with the illness that has beset the woman he loves and cherishes.

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Review: Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch (The Iris Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Shaun Joseph - Goodreads

Probably one of my favourite love stories, many tears were shed as John Bayley recounts the story of meeting the love of his life, Iris Murdoch who later succumbed to dementia, detailing their lives travelling and seeing the world even when Iris was at her worst. A grand one for the shelf! Read full review

Review: Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch (The Iris Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Reading this feels like a betrayal of privacy. Is it really OK for a husband to expose his wife's private life when she no longer retains the mental capacity to defend herself? Not only is this memoir ... Read full review

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