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My Bonnie: How dementia stole the love of my life
by John Suchet | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by Chocbrownie of Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on 4/22/2017
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by snoopy56): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Chocbrownie from Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Saturday, April 22, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Book recommended to me. 


Journal Entry 2 by Chocbrownie at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Monday, April 24, 2017

10 out of 10

Essential reading for anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer's. I however didn't have the courage to pick this up when I really needed it.

Maybe a wise choice as it's such an honest account - it's a real tear jerker.

I have total respect for what Suchet has done - because he has shared the devastating impact dementia has had on him and the love of his life - it has raised the profile of the disease and the charity he chose to work with (Dementia UK) which provides Admiral Nurses. 


Journal Entry 3 by Chocbrownie at 'Mind' Charity Shop in Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (4/25/2017 UTC) at 'Mind' Charity Shop in Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom

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Left at Mind Charity Shop on Christchurch High Street.

Enjoy - although you'll need tissues. 


Journal Entry 4 by Chocbrownie at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10 out of 10

Hurrah! Found it!!
I kept looking on the Biography shelves to retrieve this book for daffodil-2 and finally it appeared.
 


Journal Entry 5 by Chocbrownie at Boscombe, Dorset United Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 mos ago (5/27/2017 UTC) at Boscombe, Dorset United Kingdom

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Taken to the post office today. On its way to daffodil-2. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Received in the post today from Chocbrownie. Thanks very much-will look forward to reading it asap. It was so good of you to search for the book and buy it back for me once you knew I wanted to read it. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, June 03, 2017

8 out of 10

REVIEW:- I really enjoyed reading this book despite its very emotional and sad subject. I finished it over the course of a very few days.
I was slightly irritated by the continual time-slips in the first 3/4 of the book as I find this way of writing quite confusing. I would prefer to have the majority of my reading written in strict chronological order but such a thing seems quite hard to find these days.

The story at times had a few facts and details missing until much later than I needed/wanted to know them e.g. wedding date of John and Bonnie, the arrangements made for custody of their children etc.

However on the whole the story of Bonnie and John and how he coped with her illness was very well and emotionally told and I applauded him for caring for her at home for such a long time as she deteriorated. It was lovely how he described Sundial, the care home where Bonnie went to live, and the dedication and professionalism of the staff there. I was also pleased to learn that he supports Dementia UK."

I am reserving the book for two fellow bookcrossers who I think will also enjoy it.

 


Journal Entry 8 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Roughton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Released 4 mos ago (8/10/2017 UTC) at Roughton, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book was given to my friend Lin when we met for lunch today.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.  


Journal Entry 9 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, November 10, 2017

6 out of 10

My friend Lin has now read this book. She did enjoy it she said but she was annoyed with John Suchet for how he treated his first wife and children. She also said she wasn't impressed with some of the care that Bonnie received before she entered the care home. (She worked as a carer for many years).

I am now reserving the book to offer it to Snoopy56 when I next meet up with her for coffee and to exchange books, which we do on a regular basis.  


Journal Entry 10 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, November 18, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 wks ago (11/18/2017 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book was given to my friend Snoopy56 when we met for tea and chat this morning.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.  


Journal Entry 11 by snoopy56 at Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, November 20, 2017

This book has not been rated.

I usually enjoy real life stories so I’m looking forward to this despite the harrowing subject. 


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