W&N Memoir Hb / ETPb May £16.99 / £14.99 288pp 978 1 474 60386 7 / 978 1 474 60589 2 ebook: £16.99 / 978 1 474 60388 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16678 8 / 12 hours
‘I have learnt that handling the brain tells you nothing about life – other than to be appalled by its terrible fragility’ – Henry Marsh
W&N Non-fiction • May 2017
HENRY MARSH Admissions a provocative and heartfelt new book from the neurosurgeon and bestselling author of Do No Harm.
Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline, wrestling with the quotidian dilemmas of brain surgery. Since retiring from his full-time job in the NHS in 2015, his work in Nepal, Albania and Ukraine has forced him to think more deeply about our own healthcare system, our attitudes to death and the need to prolong life.
In this searing, provocative and deeply personal new book, the bestselling author of Do No Harm confronts difficult questions about his own life and what matters to us all in the end.
• Do No Harm won the PEN ackerley Prize and the south Bank sky arts award for literature, and was shortlisted for the Costa Biography award, Duff Cooper Prize, wellcome Book Prize, Guardian First Book award, and slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.
Praise for Do No Harm:
‘Excellent . . . hugely compelling’ Spectator
‘unflinchingly honest and profoundly moving’ Literary Review
‘Easily the most enthralling book of 2014’ Sunday Times henry Marsh worked as Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley’s/St George’s Hospital in London for thirty years. Since retiring, he has continued to operate and lecture abroad. His prize-winning memoir, Do No Harm, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. He was made a CbE in 2010.
Location: London, SW19 and Oxford Available for interview