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Never Seconds: The Incredible Story of Martha Payn&hellip by Martha Payne
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The book takes the reader behind the tweets, blog and headlines caused by a council's attempts to silence a child, which led to international outrage. It shows a gentle family trying to live an ordinary life under extraordinary circumstances - which they never set out to create.
Readers of the blog will recognise the familiar blunt writing style of 9 year old Martha in the extracts from her blog which tell her side of the story.
But they'll be pleasantly surprised by Dad David's more fluid and descriptive style as he outlines behind the-scenes dilemmas and anxieties which aren't reflected in Martha's posts. I wonder if Martha was even aware of the sleep her parents lost as the… Read more