Joe Hammond - his book The Short History of Falling features on BBC Breakfast, The Times, and more!

29th August 2019|New Authors
The Short History of Falling by Joe Hammond

There has been some fantastic coverage of Joe Hammond’s book The Short History of Falling: Everything I observed about Love Whilst Dying.

For those interested, A Short History of Falling is a searingly beautiful, profound, and unforgettable memoir that finds light and even humour in the darkest of places. Joe writes about his experience dying from motor neurone disease and the process of saying goodbye.

The Times featured an interview and an extract:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/joe-hammond-on-motor-neurone-disease-…
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/motor-neurone-diseases-final-stages-d…

The BBC also showed a short film about Joe and the book on BBC Breakfast yesterday morning (begins at 52mins, continues a couple of hours later):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007zst/breakfast-27082019
Also here: https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1166602563447222272

As a result of the coverage,A Short History of Falling spent most of yesterday in the Amazon top ten, and is currently at no. 58.

As Joe states:
“A Short History of Falling is about the sadness (and the anger, and the fear), but it’s about what’s beautiful too. It’s about love and fatherhood, about the precious experience of observing my last moments with this body, surrounded by the people who matter most. It’s about what it feels like to confront the fact that my family will persist through time with only a memory of me. In many ways, it has been the most amazing time of my life.”

This book will be available to buy on the 5th September 2019. We hope you enjoy it.