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A Moment of Grace by Patrick Dillon
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A Moment of Grace

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Narrator David Rintoul

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Length 5 hours 34 minutes
Language English
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Moment of Grace by Patrick Dillon, read by David Rintoul.

How do you learn to live in the wake of death?

Patrick Dillon and Nicola Thorold were together for twenty-eight years. Patrick was an award-winning architect and writer and Nicola a leading figure in theatre, awarded an OBE for her contribution to the arts at London’s Roundhouse. Their two children were almost grown-up. Life was good.

And then, in May 2015, Nicola was diagnosed with leukaemia. After several rounds of treatment, a bone marrow transplant and many waves of recovery and decline, she died thirteen months after her diagnosis. Six months later, at Christmas, Patrick started to write.

A Moment of Grace is the searing, tender account of Patrick’s life with Nicola and her illness, and his life after her loss. But it is more than a story of illness and unbearable grief: it is a book of memory, of home, of family. It is a tale of the transfiguring power of love. Heartbreaking, life-affirming and truly unforgettable, A Moment of Grace is one man’s journey to find life after his wife’s death.

Patrick Dillon is a writer and architect who has overseen the design of buildings including the National Theatre and Daunts bookshops. He lives in London.

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