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By A Customer
This review is from: Living on the Seabed: A memoir of love, life and survival (Paperback)
This is a book about real life - good and bad, and very hard at times. Lindsay has been unlucky in life's lottery. I have some experiences in common with Lindsay: first in my family to go to university, two daughters and a miscarriage. I have some experiences in common with John: I lived in Exeter during my childhood and I was diagnosed with AML last year. There is a possibility that my chemotherapy has induced MDS, which was Ellie's disease. But most important of all, Lindsay is about my age, so this was my era, my lifetime that she was writing about and what it's been like to be a mother in the 20th/21st century. This book was fascinating, honest, true, harrowing, brilliant....
I read Sheila Hancock's book "My life with John Thaw" just before this; it deserves 5 stars but this book deserves more.
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