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Shaking Hands with Death

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Terry Pratchett on our right to a good life and a good death -- the text of his landmark BBC Richard Dimbleby Lecture.
Why we all deserve a life worth living and a death worth dying for.

'Most men don't fear death. They fear those things -- the knife, the shipwreck, the illness, the bomb - which precede, by microseconds if you're lucky, and many years if you're not, the moment of death.'


When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in his fifties he was angry -- not with death but with the disease that would take him there, and with the suffering disease can cause when we are not allowed to put an end to it. In this essay, broadcast to millions as the BBC Richard Dimblebly Lecture 2010, he argues for our right to choose - our right to a good life, and a good death too.



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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shaking Hands With Death
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-17277-4 / 978-0-552-17277-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shaking Hands With Death
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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