It is surprising the books that I come across in recommendation from authors/journallers and so forth. May Sarton referred to a book about Edgar Snow, written by his wife after he had died. I had gained the impression that this was about A Death with Dignity as the title suggests. However, I should have paid attention to the sub-title which is “When the Chinese Came”. It is indeed a book surrounding the illness and terminal decline of Edgar Snow in the early 1970s. But it is as much about the way that his Chinese friends helped in his final months. Snow was a famous writer and supporter of the People’s Republic of China. I learnt enough to make we want to read more about China – particularly in the light of events of the last forty years.
There is never any need to be bored. And incidentally, I sourced the book through amazon.