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WHERE MEMORIES GO Sally Magnusson

by: Sally Magnusson




This BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week is an extraordinary and deeply personal memoir, a manifesto and a call to arms, all in one searingly beautiful narrative. Sally Magnusson says: ‘As the enormity of the social crisis my family was part of began to dawn, I wrote with the thought that other forgotten lives might be nudged into the light along with hers.’ Regarded as one of the finest journalists of her generation, Mamie Baird Magnusson's whole life was a celebration of words - words that she fought to retain in the grip of a disease fast becoming the scourge of the 21st century. Sally Magnusson consults a range of experts and asks penetrating questions about how we treat older people, how we can face one of the greatest social, medical, economic and moral challenges of our times, and what it means to be human.