Elizabeth Enfield

After Beth
  • After Beth

  • The compelling, heart-wrenching and uplifting story of one mother's love and loss

    'Life-affirming, tender and wise. Wonderful' Josie Lloyd
    'Filled with hope and humanity' Araminta Hall
    'Truly moving. I've just finished wiping away the tears' Joanna Nadin

    The hardest thing about love is saying goodbye . . .

    On a beautiful late-summer's morning, Cate Challoner's daughter, Beth, heads to the beach with her best friend. The girls will spend the day flirting with boys and enjoying the thrill of being young. Beth is eighteen and soon leaving home for college. Her mother is already missing her.

    That afternoon, the doorbell rings. Cate immediately knows something is wrong. CPR. Resuscitation. What do these words have to do with two teenagers enjoying an afternoon at the beach?

    Cate's daughter is her everything. Beth's presence at home is inescapable. How can a child stop existing? How can a mother survive such loss?

    Can a shattered world be put back together?

    'A vivid, often heart-wrenching exploration of grief and how we learn to carry on after the worst has happened. Get your tissues at the ready - this book is wonderful' Josie Lloyd, author of The Cancer Ladies' Running Club

Elizabeth Enfield worked as a journalist and producer for BBC radio before going freelance. Her short stories have been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in magazines including Woman's Own and the Sunday Express. She is the author of five books, including the heartbreaking love story Ivy & Abe. Elizabeth may be online at www.elizabethenfield.com and @lizzieenfield on Twitter.

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