Friday's Child

Friday's Child : The Story of a Family's Loss and a Husband's Search for the Truth

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In 2004, Jessica Palmer died suddenly of septicaemia, just six days after giving birth to her second child. Her illness could easily have been detected; her death was preventable, but nothing was done until it was too late. Jessica's husband, Ben, was left devastated, struggling to care for their two young children whilst searching for answers. In 2006 he successfully sued the NHS for negligence. This is Ben's heartbreaking story of dealing with his grief while raising his and Jessica's children. From the initial shock of Jessica's sudden death through the despair, guilt and anger of grief, Ben shares the journey that finally enabled him to find hope in the future, thanks to the love and support of his friends and family. It is a devastating story of living with a cruel and needless more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753515687
  • 9780753515686

About Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer lives in Southfields with his seven-year-old son Harry and four-year-old daughter Emily. He divides his time between looking after his children, working as an IT Manager at the school which they both now attend and campaigning to raise awareness of childbed fever through his charity, Jessica's Trust. This is his first book. more

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