Maeve Binchy infuses this funny and practical book with the same charm, wit, and warmth that are found in her novels. Topics include: six ways to be a perfect hospital visitor, five things nurses don't want to hear patients say, six unusual things to wear in bed as a patient, and five ways to get sleep in a hospital.
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It's the perfect gift: Laughter, the best medicine! From beloved author Maeve Binchy.
Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her spectacular national bestsellers, from Circle of Friends to Tara Road. Now she applies her signature warmth, wit, and understanding to something new--a wickedly funny book for anyone who's checked into the hospital, headed for an operation, or convalesced at home.
Drawing on her own experiences as a patient, Maeve Binchy, together with artist Wendy Shea, has created this wry, deliciously illustrated book of wit and wisdom, a hilarious insider's guide to hospital stays and at-home convalescence. Filled with Maeve's candid real-life anecdotes and laugh-out-loud advice--plus Wendy Shea's irreverent drawings--Aches & Pains is just what the doctor ordered!
Ten little jobs you can give to anyone who asks: "How can I help?"
Outrageous ways to take advantage of your weakened state.
Things to say to annoy the patient in the next bed.
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. Plus recipes, poems, home remedies, and more!
The author's royalties for this book will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation.
Maeve Binchy was born in 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 Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell. She has written more than a dozen bestsellers. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999. Kate Binchy has worked in every sort of theatre from West End to fringe, on television (Big Bad World, Screen Two, Father Ted, Casualty and Fair City), in over 500 radio plays and in films (Mrs Dalloway and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne). She is Maeve's cousin.
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