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  - Gemma Peck - Goodreads

A beautifully written memoir - demonstrating a husbands' consistent love and devotion to his wife despite trial and transition. Also a very engaging and truthful insight in to Alzheimer's - both of the experience of the sufferer and those connected to her. Read full review

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

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

Written whilst Murdoch was still alive and her husband John Bayley, a retired academic, was struggling to cope with her Alzheimers, this memoir switches between her deteriorating quality of life in ... Read full review

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