For Freddie: A Mother's Final Gift to Her Son (Hardback)
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For Freddie: A Mother's Final Gift to Her Son (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 21/02/2019
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The inspirational memoir from the founder of the You, Me and the Big C podcast, Rachael Bland. Courageous and life-affirming, this is a mother's final gift to her son.

My beautiful son, I so wish that I didn't have to leave you now. But believe me, I tried EVERYTHING I could to stay around for you, and for every moment I could eke out of this life. From the outset, it was not a fair fight. My cancer was too big, and too aggressive, and we didn't start on a level playing field. You were fourteen months old and at the beginning I was so full of fierce intention that we could get past this. I would lay you in your cot each night and silently communicate from my mind to yours, 'I will do this Freddie, I will gladly take whatever they throw at me if it means we can stay together'.

In 2016, beloved broadcaster and journalist Rachael Bland was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly afterwards she made the brave decision to share her story, and she spoke with beautiful poignancy through her blog and podcast, You, Me and the Big C.

Having been told that she only had a matter of months left to live and writing this in what were sadly her final days, Rachael brings her warmth, courage and humour to the page in this heart-warming and heart-breaking story. Part memoir, part advice, For Freddie beautifully encapsulates the grace and fearlessness in which Rachael lived her life. This is her legacy and an incredible final gift to her son.

Includes moving contributions from Richard Bacon, Tony Livesey, Emma Barnett, Shelagh Fogarty, Mark Pougtach, Chris Stark and many more.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789291322
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Courageous and self-effacing as well as being funny and heartbreaking. * Daily Express *
Frank, funny and poignant. * The Sun *
[A] moving tribute. * Daily Mail, Femail *
Incredibly moving [...] as funny as it is courageous and heartbreaking. * Daily Mirror *
Touching * Good Housekeeping *
One of the most life-affirming books I've ever read. I can't recommend it enough. * Good Living Magazine *

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