Gavin Francis

venue BSW Group Big Top
date Thursday 16 June
time 7:30 pm
ticket prices £11 | £9


Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence is a short, uplifting account of hope and healing and its publication in the wake of an unparalleled pandemic could not be better timed. With illness, sometimes the end is just the beginning. Recovery and convalescence are words that exist at the periphery of our lives – until we are forced to contend with what they really mean. In this beautifully written book, Gavin explores how – and why – we get better, revealing the many shapes recovery takes, its shifting history and the frequent failure to make enough space for it. Characterised by a view of medicine as ‘the alliance of science and kindness’, Recovery is a book about a journey that most of us never intend to make. Along the way, Gavin unfolds a story of hope, transformation and the everyday miracle of healing.


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