He’s still here all the time. Yet he’s not. And a diary has more in it than expected. “I’ll feel his absence every day, like a bru ise that’s tender to the touch.”
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In mid-2011, Sophie’s husband is diagnosed with lung cancer. She cares for him with the support of her family and friends until his death in February the following year. Since then, she has raised her girls alone, rising to new challenges, making lots of mistakes, and finding a new place in the world.
This is a story about life, love and loss. A memoir by Sophie Townsend.
A Falling Tree production for the BBC World Service.
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