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  • Letter to Louis

  • By: Alison White
  • Narrated by: Eve Webster
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

This is a memoir about a mother's love for her son, Louis. It is addressed to him. This is a memoir about hope - hope in others, hope in systems and hope for the future. 

I've never quite known where to begin when someone asks me what I've been up to. I've never quite known how to explain what our daily life is like. I wanted to write how it is in order to give others a greater understanding of disability and caring. And to be totally honest, I wanted to write something that would make people consider being Louis' friend. 

So here is me introducing you: Louis, this is your story. Listeners, this is my son. 

©2018 Alison White (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Heart wrenching

Wow, I heard Alisons story first on radio 4, and had to get the book.

Its made me laugh out loud and also got me in floods of tears. I highly recommend this book as a true testimony about doing your best to raise a family with love and patience.

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loved it!

What a compelling tale! Well written and well read (especially the accents) I would recommend to anyone who enjoys heart warming story

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Funny and touching - 5/5

A beautiful book that explores the struggles Alison White has had bringing up her disabled child. The subject matter may put people off as they'll think it's depressing but it's the opposite - it's very funny and really uplifting despite the difficulties the family have experienced. Highly recommended.

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  • 19-08-18

Love this adventurous young man

I hated that this book ended. I learned so much about the actual lives of living with Louis' disability and the people around him.
I did need to stop and tell myself that none of this story was about myself. I felt so angry about the midwife's sloppy care in the beginning.
I loved that in this ever chaotic life, the comment about Louis getting "back to normal" after the disappearing act-made me chuckle.
Definitely (!) recommend. None of this is about science, or medical. It's a story about a precious boy's life with his doting and accepting family. I was hooked in the first paragraph.

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