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Iris and Her Friends: A Memoir of Memory and Desire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date May 1, 2000
Pages 360
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786224739
ISBN-10 0786224738
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.24 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $30.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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A timeless work that will bring healing to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.

John Bayley began writing Iris and Her Friends, a companion to the New York Times bestseller Elegy for Iris, late at night while his wife, the beloved novelist Iris Murdoch, succumbed to Alzheimer's Disease. As Iris was losing her memory, Bayley was flooded with vivid recollections of his own. In lyrical reverie, Bayley recreates the unforgettable scenes of his youth, from his birth to a civil servant in colonial India to his long romance with Iris and its heartbreaking end. This is the transcendent work of a brilliant man, whose examination of the tragedies and joys of his own life will give readers great healing insight. John Bayley's Iris and Her Friends is nothing less than a classic of true love and sorrow. "Love makes every beautifully formed sentence, every generously shared moment, shimmer and sing."―Donna Seaman, Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393048568 Book cover for 9780754014249 Book cover for 9780786224739
 
Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2000)
9780754014249 | details & prices | 360 pages | List price $55.01
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (May 1, 2000)
9780786224739 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $30.95
About: A timeless work that will bring healing to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 1, 1999)
9780393048568 | details & prices | 275 pages | 5.50 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.95
About: The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393320794
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 1, 2000)
9780393320794 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $21.95
About: The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris.

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