"An inspired creative anthology of prose and poetry which have been hand-picked by physicians caring for older patients"

Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology

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Profits will be donated to age-related charities


Emergence: the process of becoming visible after being concealed

During the pandemic, older people were asked to cocoon for their own protection. Emergence from this state has been slow to realise, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Old age is itself emerging – the pandemic has drawn focus to this group, which has often been marginalised. 

Despite language around ‘elderly with underlying conditions’, many older people are fit and healthy. Their wisdom and resilience should be celebrated. This anthology of poetry and prose focuses on ageing, seen through the eyes of doctors who specialise in the care of older people. 

The book includes works by Jane Austen, Sinead Gleeson, Benjamin Franklin, Jenny Joseph, Patrick Kavanagh, Plato, Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats and many others. All profits will be donated to age-related charities.

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