Told with courage, humour and love, Andalucia weaves past and present with great skill so the pace of the narrative never falters. There is a zest for life on every page that I found both moving and inspiring
Pat Barker – winner of The Booker Prize
This absolutely captivated me. I couldn’t put it down. One of the best books I’ve read…breath-taking
Janette Jenkins – author of Angel of Brooklyn, Little Bones and Firefly
Tender and potent: a beautifully crafted narrative, rich with love and free of sentimentality. A story for every family that has been menaced by cancer
Barry Stone, author of Barking at Winston
When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, every second you have left with them is precious.
Richard W Hardwick wrote about his partner’s breast cancer to help him cope, and then he wrote about their past because he was scared she might not be there to help him remember it for the children. Andalucía tells the story of a young couple falling in love in the Golan Heights and Israel, living in the cheapest hostel in Amsterdam’s red-light district and becoming homeless in Greece. Past and present is skilfully woven together to form a unique and beautiful portrait of a family facing the ultimate fear.
Gripping, heart-breaking, raw and inspiring, Andalucía is an unforgettable journey, both geographically and of the soul. It is also a life-affirming celebration of the strength of human spirit, the healing power of nature, and the endurance, and importance, of community.
Absolutely beautiful, heart-breaking story, written with the deepest passion. I was bawling within the first couple of paragraphs
A beautiful piece of work, deeply moving. Your writing flows effortlessly and you are a wonderful storyteller
– Mala Iyer
Every reader will empathize with the words and wish they could express their emotion so well. So well they draw tears from strangers
– Francene Stanley
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