Watch a recording of novelist Kate Mosse and palliative care doctor and writer Rachel Clarke in conversation about care, ageing and everyday acts of love.
Kate discusses her own experience of becoming a carer in middle age, first helping her mother to care for her father, and then supporting her mother through grief after her father’s death.
Through their personal stories, Kate and Rachel offer reflections on the importance of care, and the people who have offered care during the coronavirus pandemic. They ask how we both celebrate older people and value the act of caring, as more of us find ourselves caring for loved ones.
‘An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of caring, ageing and everyday acts of love’ by Kate Mosse was published by Wellcome Collection on 3 June 2021.