A brilliantly funny guide to the trials and tribulations of hospitals and convalescence.

Get the feel-better factor from Maeve Binchy as she teams up with artist Wendy Shea to bring us Aches & Pains. This gem of a book includes:

Five things you can say to annoy the patient in the next bed

How to put on elastic stockings

Six ways to make non-alcoholic drinks bearable

How to be the perfect hospital visitor

Unusual but essential things for your medicine cupboard

Filled with the fun, warmth and wisdom for which Maeve Binchy is famous, Aches & Pains is the perfect alternative to a Get Well card.

Reviews of Aches & Pains

“Conversations in hospital corridors make a wonderful corrective to the pronouncements of specialists, and yield the sort of wisdom that buoys you up … Life-affirming.” — The Scotsman

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Aches and Pains


Aches and Pains

Published in the UK, Australia and New Zealand by Orion. Published in the USA by Delacorte, in Canada by McArthur & Co and in Ireland by Poolbeg.

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