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Blue Sky July

Blue Sky July

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Book of the Month on BBC Radio 5; Radio 4 Book of the Week; Featured in the Daily Mail and the Guardian; WH Smith's Book of the Month (October 2007)

It's the strangest time – a birth – for life to start falling apart

Set between the summers of 1998 and 2005 in Cardiff, Blue Sky July follows the story of a mother whose child suffers a devastating brain injury. It traces her journey into a world hidden away in society's pockets as she battles against impossible odds to heal him.

Through her intimate day by day musings, the book explores the impact of the tragedy on her home life, love life, friendships and connection to the world, as the most extraordinary relationship unfolds between them.

This book will challenge your heart and change your views.

Blue Sky July was featured in The Guardian, Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday, Good Housekeeping and on the BBC website.

"… very poetic… My emotions were everywhere. I felt sad, even angry at times, but ultimately this is the wonderful story of a mother's love and determination. A really moving book."
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

"Un-put-downable and utterly compelling. A quiet classic."
Yvonne Roberts, novelist and broadcaster

"This is an astonishing book…she has succeeded brilliantly, and in the process brought us a wonderful story, beautifully told, about an astonishing little boy and his amazing mother."
Sunday Independent

"A heartbreaking tour-de-force that is taking the literary world by storm."
The Daily Mail

"This book, which one almost hesitates to call a novel, is a tribute to the power of maternal love and the indomitable spirit of a small boy and his mother. Despite the tragedy of its subject matter it is a novel of optimism and hope."
Gillian Rowlands, Cambria

"Beautifully written and will strike a chord with every parent. It will have you hooked from beginning to end."
Good Housekeeping

"… an inspired and inspirational journal."
David Jacobs

"This is a book that is full of joy."
Dame Vera Lynn

"A compelling read"
Cerebra Bulletin