“I’m afraid of everything that the contagion can change. Of discovering that the structure holding up civilisation as I know it is nothing but a house of cards. I’m afraid of annihilation but also of its opposite: that fear will eventually pass without leaving any trace of change behind”
The Rules of Contagion – a scary title given the current novel coronavirus pandemic. It’s no secret that Covid-19 is causing problems the world over. But, I’m going to state this early; if you read only one non-fiction book during this crisis, please make it this one.
War Doctor, Surgery on the Front Line was the first book I read during my holiday to Croatia last June. A mad last-minute purchase in the airport book store, it has made it onto my list of top memoirs for 2019.
Introducing the first #MemoirMonday – a new blog series featuring the memoirs that make an impact, expand horizons, and engage readers.
It’s fair to say that a significant sub-genre of non-fiction is memoirs. They’re an integral pillar of personal story telling, and helping others to view the world through your eyes. Following the almost mass-hysteria* around Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt, it is no surprise that memoirs featured significantly in my reading throughout 2019.