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Tonyblack

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I just heard about this through my Facebook feed.

‘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.’
You may have seen it on BBC1 or read it in A Slip of the Keyboard and now on 30th July, Shaking Hands With Death, Terry’s most important essay on Alzheimer’s and our right to a dignified death, will be available as a standalone book, with a new introduction by Rob Wilkins.
Shaking Hands With Death.
 
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I remember seeing the Richard Dimbleby Lecture, when Tony Robinson read this essay for old Pratchett. I concur with Catch-up. :(
 

RathDarkblade

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Yep - seen 'em both. :) I'm a member of The Wheeler Centre, and I read the transcript of "Imagination". It's certainly thought-provoking, as well as funny.

"Back in Black" is ... yes, difficult. (I can't think of a better word). I can't watch it without tearing up. :(
 
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You may have seen it on BBC1 or read it in A Slip of the Keyboard and now on 30th July, Shaking Hands With Death, Terry’s most important essay on Alzheimer’s and our right to a dignified death, will be available as a standalone book, with a new introduction by Rob Wilkins.
Yeah, that essay work is awesome. I've re-read it several times.
 

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