Widower's House

Widower's House
The Last in the Iris Trilogy
John Bayley
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28 Feb 2013
  • Biography & Memoir
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Since the death in 1998 of his wife, the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, John Bayley has given much thought to adjusting to his new, single status. As the carer of a victim of Alzheimer’s, his was in many ways a double-bereavement as Iris, in the sense of the person who John Bayley met and married, very slowly departed this world some years before her physical death. A meditation on bereavement and loss written in John Bayley’s inimitably sensitive and amusing style of reminiscence, Widower’s House reads like despatches from another, gentler era.

John Bayley

About John Bayley

John Bayley is the author of Alice, The Queer Captain, George’s Lair and The Red Hat, as well as the best-selling memoirs, Iris, Iris and the Friends and Widower’s House – all published by Duckworth. He was Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of St Catherine’s College. He lives in Oxford.

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