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‘When BAD things happen in GOOD bikinis’

by Helen Bailey

To be published on 8th October, 2015 by Blink Reality/Blink Publishing.


 wife at breakfast, a widow by lunch… On  27th February 2011, a few days into a much-needed holiday in Barbados, writer Helen Bailey’s husband JS went for a swim in unexpectedly strong currents. Less than an hour later Helen found herself kneeling on the beach, watching helplessly as paramedics tried to save her husband’s life.  It was too late. Devastated and alone, Helen was widowed and four thousand miles from home.

In this witty, poignant and sage series of events based on her phenomenally popular blog, Planet Grief, Helen takes readers with her on her journey through life after inconceivable loss. This is Helen’s story of testing therapists, attending parties, finding comfort, surviving Christmas and learning to keep living – all the while accompanied by her faithful dachshund, Boris.

Honest and searing, yet often laugh-out-loud funny, this is a compelling account of a marriage and a truly life-affirming testament to the power of survival.