Living On The Seabed: A memoir of love, life and survival

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Those Were Golden Days
9
If This Is As Hard As It Gets?
40
Just Tell Me Am I Going Mad?
79
Whos Arriving? Whos Leaving?
90
What Would John Have Thought?
110
Zero Immunity
138
Living On The Seabed
160
The Little Mermaid
181
The Long Crawl Back
200
Resources
244
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About the author (2011)

Lindsay Nicholson has worked Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping magazine and is now Editorial Director of the National Magazine Company. Her articles have appeared in many leading newspapers and magazines including the Guardian and the Observer. She lives in London.

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