Aches and Pains

Aches and Pains

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Here is a great gift of wisdom and humour for anyone coping with actual aches and pains. Based on the author's own experience as a hip replacement patient, she provides funny insider advice about coping with the ordeals of surgery, a hospital stay, and at-home convalescence. Highlights include: ten little jobs you can give to anyone who innocently asks 'how can I help?'; dignified ways to cope with all the indignities of baring your body to strangers; great gifts to suggest when someone asks 'what can I bring you?'; tips on dealing with visitors...and hospital food...and medical professionals. Far more entertaining than a potted plant! Read wonderfully by Kate Binchy.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 120 x 140 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • 0752888994
  • 9780752888996
  • 2,102,829

Review quote

'Tonic for the spirit' HOME AND COUNTRY 'wickedly amusing self-help audio book, providing the tonic of laughter as well as useful tips for the patient' -- Vidar Hjardeng DISABILITY TIMES 'With a fine mix of humour and common sense, Maeve Binchy makes light of coping with ailments and hospitals... Laugh out loud anecdotes delightfully told by Kate Binchy.' CHOICE 'If you like fiction based on the trials and tribulations of real life but with a large dollop of humour, you will love this! Based on the author's own hip replacement saga, the perceptive text can be applied to any situation where you find yourself reliant on others. Whether you've been the patient, the carer or just love to laugh at the quirks of human nature, this audio CD will satisfy. It's docu-soap for the ears!' www.FromBumptoGrump.co.uk "Conversations in hospital corridors make a wonderful corrective to the pronouncements of specialists, and yield the sort of wisdom that bouys you up ... Life-affirming." THE SCOTSMANshow more

About Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and came to fame first as London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light A Penny Candle made her famous in the UK and USA. She lives in County Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell. Kate Binchy has worked extensively in all media including West End to fringe theatre. Numerous television appearances include Ruth Rendell, Father Ted, Peak Practice, Casualty, Poirot and Fair City. She has appeared in over 500 radio plays, and fi lms such as Mrs Dalloway and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. She is Maeve's cousin.show more

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335 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 21% (71)
4 24% (82)
3 37% (125)
2 15% (50)
1 2% (7)
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