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  • Part memoir, part popular science, Billy's Halo is an intriguing original venture. Ruth McKernan tells the story of her father's life and death, laced with her own emotional journey ... The excursions into science genuinely augment the story-line.

  • Eye-opening, poignant

    Woman & Home
  • 'An illuminating combination of medical science and personal feeling.

    Professor Lewis Wolpert
  • 'Billy's Halo charts the anatomy of love and loss, taking us back and forth from the solid science of body and brain to the shifting perspectives of personal experience. This is an original, enlightening and ultimately very moving book.'

    Paul Broks, author of Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology
  • An intriguing mix of family memoir and medical fact...a brave undertaking, juxtaposing medical science - which, by its very natrue, is sterile and faceless - with that most personal of emotions, grief.

    Glasgow Herald

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