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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Miles to Go Before I Sleep…

‘The feeling of mortality brings you to life like nothing else.’ This is the paradox writer Claire Gilbert grapples with in her book Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Letters on hope, death and learning to live (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021).

Listen to a short clip from the podcast here. The full interview with the Church Times can also be listened to here.

Gilbert is living with leukaemia and writes graphically about her physical symptoms and treatment as well as her feelings since she was diagnosed with the life-limiting disease.

The experience has given her a fresh perspective on life, facing up to the personal implications of her illness, including, for example, that she is unlikely to reach old age.



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