By Anne-Marie Cockburn
On twentieth July 2013 15-year-old Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died without warning after swallowing part a gram of MDMA powder, extra widely recognized as ecstasy. inside hours her mom, Anne-Marie Cockburn, started to write down her emotions so one can channel her surprise and check out to make feel of the tragic lack of her in simple terms baby. From an early age Anne-Marie has used writing to aim to make feel of her existence. This fresh tragedy propelled her out of the shadows and gave her the boldness to percentage her writing with the area. during this publication we subscribe to her in genuine time on her surprising and agonising trip, as she offers with the impractical calls for positioned upon a grieving unmarried dad or mum, starts to deal with the realities of existence on her personal and faces as much as a destiny she might by no means have estimated.
From the instant Martha died, Anne-Marie known that she nonetheless had a destiny, a existence to reside. This revealing, emotional and, finally, uplifting booklet indicates how she used the artwork of writing, mixed with made up our minds self-belief, to lead her in this negative time.
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