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Living On the Seabed: A Memoir of Love, Life and Survival
by Lindsay Nicholson | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by foxy737 of Westgate, Kent United Kingdom on 4/22/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by foxy737 from Westgate, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, June 07, 2013

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'The morning after John's death, I remember feeling absolutely enraged that the world had kept turning and the sun had come up as if nothing had happened.'
Lindsay Nicholson and her husband, the Observer journalist John Merritt, were regarded as a golden couple. But their world was turned upside down when John contracted leukaemia. His death at the age of 35 left Nicholson bereft with grief, now the single parent of two beautiful daughters. Then, in a tragic twist of fate, her elder daughter Ellie also contracted the same disease, dying shortly after. Nicholson found that nothing could prepare her for the emotions she was feeling.
In this courageous and heart-rending memoir, Lindsay Nicholson reflects on her grieving process and the battle she faced to survive it. Her resilience and spirited determination are an inspiration to us all. 

Journal Entry 2 by foxy737 at Westgate, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, June 16, 2013

8 out of 10

Having finished this at 2.40am I wanted to do review after having some sleep to give it the credit it deserves.
This is not my usual type of book but I found myself drawn into this one for a few reasons, firstly it was well written which is always a good start, coming from a background of healthcare working with cancer patients and their families I could relate to the subject matter and scenarios portrayed more easily than I suspect others might unless they had been through it themselves and the author was down to earth and honest about the whole grieving process to a level like I've never seen before.
Credit to the author for bearing her soul so honestly, this must be the closest account to how I can only imagine it must feel to go through the roughest of scenarios not once but twice with immediate family.
The filling sections of the book with all the story of the family life before, between and after the main events of the book I thought would bore me as never much followed the news and this was a family living in the life of journalism either through newspapers or magazines but surprisingly the era was just right and the the news stories and magazine editorials mentioned in the book were well known events that even I had heard of.
The story took me through many emotions of my own, staying up late on a few occasions unable to put down at the point I was reading I am so glad to have found this in a local charity shop giving me the opportunity to read it 8/10.
Extra credit for all the useful information at the back of the book regarding useful organisations and websites. 

Journal Entry 3 by foxy737 at Westgate, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Planning to release as part of Vekiki's Olympic release challenges as my "new to me" book for tumbling event. 

Journal Entry 4 by foxy737 at Westgate seafront in Westgate, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, July 08, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/8/2013 UTC) at Westgate seafront in Westgate, Kent United Kingdom


Releasing as part of Vekiki's Olympic release challenges (as tumbling release) going to leave in a large shelter with seats along Sea Rd opposite junction of St Mildred's Rd and Sea Rd. Sitting on seats at this shelter you can look out over the beach at Westgate and watch the Sea.

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