Marilyn and Me
Published by Cinnamon Press
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'My name is Marilyn, like Marilyn Monroe. I was left for dead at a bus stop on Christmas Eve…’
So begins the story of Jane, a learning disabled young woman, who is also known as Marilyn, after her heroine Marilyn Monroe.
"It's beautifully written and very moving (I cried several times!). Marilyn herself is a wonderful character: vulnerable… but strong inside and with a gentle optimism and sense of humour."
Shanta Everington trained as a teacher and worked in the voluntary sector for over ten years, with several years as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities living in the community. She lives in London with her husband and baby son.