Everyone thinks they know what Emily Kenway’s new book is about.

Whenever Kenway told someone that she was writing about care, they confidently assumed that she was talking about childcare, or social care, or paid care. No, she always replied. It’s about a very particular type of care: loved ones looking after long-term unwell, impaired, frail or elderly people.

These caregivers are not a small group of people. At the time of writing, there are 6 million in the UK, outstripping paid carers by three to one. But their unique experience is largely untold and undiscussed.

“It’s been amazing to ...


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