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Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death Hardcover – April 3, 2018

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This powerful volume abounds with thoughtful guidance for soothing the dying, comforting the grieving, and preparing for one’s own death (–PW STARRED REVIEW)

A wise, compassionate perspective on a persistently taboo subject. The pragmatism and gentle humour make it an unusually inclusive book. For everyone, however young (–COLIN FIRTH)

Holloway writes with passion and honesty at all times, and the result is compelling (
–GUARDIAN)

The record of a mind too large, too curious and far too generous to be confined within any single religious denomination (–PHILIP PULLMAN)

Thought-provoking, revelatory, grave and comforting. It is impossible not to be moved by it in the most profound way (
–ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH)

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Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Leaving Alexandria won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio; Waiting for the Last Bus originated as a five-part series on Radio 4 in 2016.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Canongate Books; Main edition (April 3, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1786890216
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1786890214
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.67 x 0.79 x 8.66 inches
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