by Maggie O'Farrell
A memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman's life in near-death experiences.
A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose?
Book of the year in the Sunday Times, The Times, Guardian, Irish Times, Observer, Red and The Telegraph.
Longlisted for The Wellcome Book Prize