In 1960s Bristol, a family is overshadowed by tragedy.
While Susan, a typically feisty seven-year-old, is busy being brave, her mother, Eddress, is struggling for courage. Though bound by an indestructible love, their journey through a world that is darkening with tragedy is fraught with the kind of misunderstandings that bring as much laughter as pain, and as many dreams as nightmares.
How does a child cope when faced with a wall of adult secrets? What does a mother do when her biggest fear starts to become a reality? Because it's the Sixties, and because it's shameful to own up to feelings, Eddress tries to deny the truth, while Susan creates a world that will never allow her mother to leave.
Set in a world where a fridge is a luxury, cars have starting handles, and where bingo and coupons bring in the little extras, Just One More Day is a deeply moving true-life account, told by mother and daughter, of how the spectre of death moved into their family, and how hard they tried to pretend it wasn't there.
©2005 Susan Lewis (P)2009 Random House Audio
"A real tear-jerker"
This is based on a true story and it has that ring of truth all through it. It is sensitively read by Colleen Prendergast and the compelling story grabs at your heartstrings right to the end.
"amazing book so thought provoking"
This is a very moving book its shows how ignorant people were if they didn't understand something they didn't ask for it to be explained. the just seemed to expect it to get better. This book shows how things have changed and for the better so that now people are more likely to question what is being done to them not Just blindly accept it.
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