A Lark Ascending [NOOK Book]

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This biographical novel is the true story of a father's love for his three year old daughter struck down with Leukemia. Together they explore the purpose behind her suffering and also fight for her survival in a health service that could not cope.

Laura is a twin. With her family they travel to Sweden when the fallout from Chernobyl is high. She becomes ill and is eventually diagnosed with leukemia. She is taken to hospital but it has few facilities to cope and the staff are ...

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A Lark Ascending

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Overview

This biographical novel is the true story of a father's love for his three year old daughter struck down with Leukemia. Together they explore the purpose behind her suffering and also fight for her survival in a health service that could not cope.

Laura is a twin. With her family they travel to Sweden when the fallout from Chernobyl is high. She becomes ill and is eventually diagnosed with leukemia. She is taken to hospital but it has few facilities to cope and the staff are untrained to cope. The family fight a battle to change things. Laura's journey is filled with poignancy, hope and sadness yet she knows happiness as she moves toward the place where the lark ascends.

The story became an inspiration behind the founding of The Laura Centre, Rainbows & other children's charities.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011547034
  • Publisher: Harry Moore
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,135,316
  • File size: 320 KB

Meet the Author

Harry is a business turnaround director, a published author and founder of a number of charities.

As well as being a Principal Consultant and team leader with two major Consultancy firms he has held senior board level appointments in a number of companies.

He founded the Rainbows Children’s Hospice, The Laura Centre, a bereavement counseling service for those affected by the death of a child and children affected by death and COPE, the children’s cancer charity. He is a published author and has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Loughborough as well as two Beacon Fellowship Awards.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    Although this book deals with a very difficult subject, the seri

    Although this book deals with a very difficult subject, the serious illness of a child, I found it inspiring and beautifully written. As a mom who nearly lost her son three years ago to sepsis and a resulting flesh eating bacteria infection, I can tell you that the feelings expressed in this book are universal to those of us who have faced the reality of a very sick child. The book is unusual as it is told from the viewpoint of the child, Laura, and her father who loves her so very much. I highly recommend this book - it will touch your heart.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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