A diary of the small happenings in the life of a family gradually accepting that a life is ending. The book shows where medicine meets art, since the patient and his wife are artists. The author makes artworks out of the medical paraphernalia surrounding her husband's cancer, and also from the press reports on cancer advances. The interaction between health professionals and the patient, and how they discuss the progress and treatment is invaluable.
Katharine Meynell is a senior lecturer in Fine Art at Middlesex University. She has had exhibitions of her artwork at Butlers Wharf, London, the ICA Cinematheque, the Royal College of Art, Muzeum Ksiazki Artystcznej, Poland, and her works are in public collections in artists' books around the world.