Death Comes For Peter Pan by Joan Brady

About the book

Alice Kessleris a fighter and when she is told that her husband only has a few months left to live, she refuses to accept it. Instead Alice searches relentlessly for a doctor willing to offer a better prognosis and when she fails to find one in England, she takes her beloved Peter back to where they came from. America, the land of miracles. But Alice soon discovers that their fight is far from over. Death Comes for Peter Pan is a turbulent and unpredictable love story – the story of a young woman’s fight for her husband’s dignity and a powerful indictment of the politics that rule medicine today.

Reviewed by Lymington WI Book Club:

Some of our group found this deeply disturbing as it brought back sad memories. We all saw it as a warning for the future of our own NHS. It produced a good discussion. It appeared to be a book in two halves and we felt the author introduced the rather dysfunctional family as a vehicle to make her point about US medicine.

Star rating: ***

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2 thoughts on “Death Comes For Peter Pan by Joan Brady”

  1. Review by North Baddesley W I Reading Group :
    A fairly depressing book dealing with the problem of lack of care and medication provided at the end of live. All wished they had read the ‘afterthought’ at the end of the book first. Some could not believe in the obsession of wife for husband especially from such an early age! Title gave rise to thought we might be about to read a ‘thriller’.

  2. Review by North Baddesley W I Reading Group :
    A fairly depressing book dealing with the problem of lack of care and medication provided at the end of live. All wished they had read the ‘afterthought’ at the end of the book first. Some could not believe in the obsession of wife for husband especially from such an early age! Title gave rise to thought we might be about to read a ‘thriller’.

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