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[Epub] ↠ Our Billie Author Ian Clayton –

Our Billie An Astonishing Work Joanne HarrisEvery Parent S Worst Nightmare Became A Reality For Ian Clayton On A Short Holiday Break In Hay On Wye He Took His Nine Year Old Twins Canoeing, And In A Freak Accident His Daughter Billie Was Drowned In A Remarkably Frank And Vivid Way Clayton Describes What Happened On That Spring Day, His Desperate Attempts To Save His Two Children, And Then What It Felt Like Two Years Later To Come Face To Face With The Men Who Hired Out The Canoe.But Our Billie Is Not A Story Of Bitterness And Recrimination Instead It S The Story Of How A Family Attempts To Come To Terms With Something Which Makes No Sense At All Through His Memories Of Billie And His Wonderfully Affectionate Portrait Of The Small Town In Yorkshire Where The Family Has Lived For Generations, He Weaves A Story Of Loss And Remembering, Of Gratitude And Forgiveness.

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ Our Billie Author Ian Clayton –

  1. says:

    A real heart breaking memoir of the events and aftermath of Billie s death whilst canoeing on the river wye in hay on wye in wales felt was written from the heart with so much emotion

  2. says:

    Anyone who lives in the Yorkshire Television ITV region should be familiar with Ian Clayton he s a big, gruff Yorkshireman, a reporter, a writer, a presenter and Yorkshire through and through Well known for his programmes about Yorkshire and his political leanings, a supporter of the miner s strike, blunt, to the point but also gentle and humourous.Four years ago Ian and his wife Heather, along with their nine year old twins Billie and Edward were holidaying in Hay on Wye Ian and the twins decided to hire a canoe on the river Wye, only Ian and Edward returned from the trip alive The river was dangerous, the guys who hired out the canoe were inexperienced and Ian tried his best to save Billie but couldn t, and she drowned after their canoe hit a tree Our Billie is not a misery memoir, it is the story of Billie s life the impact she had on her family and the local community during her very short life Ian brings Billie alive in his writing the reader feels as though they actually knew Billie with her little quirks, her dirty fingernails, her passion for music and for nature and her caring nature Ian also writes lovingly about his wife Heather and Billie s twin Edward There is no doubt that had Billie lived, she would have grown up to be a fabulous woman, Ian knows that all too well and this book celebrates what she was and wh...

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    EmotionalMy heart goes out to Ian Edward and Heather I cannot begin to imagine what you all must have gone through and will always be going through My daughter was a very small baby when your Billie died and now 11 years on she has changed so much in looks personality and character I m sure your Billie would of changed too but she would still of been as w...

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    To Us He Gives The Keeping Our Billie by IAN CLAYTONWhen I read Ian Clayton s Bringing It All Back Home , I was quietly blown away Ballbreakingly funny, incisively articulate and bursting to the gills with gloriously recalled memories of music and its effect on his life I loved every noun filled page of it But there was an unexpected hammer blow at the end of his debut A huge and terrible personal tragedy had befallen him, his wife Heather and their twin son Edward and Our Billie is his reaction to that loss the drowning of their 9 year old daughter in a freak boating accident in Northern England in 2006 His wife Heather and Billie s mother wittily characterises her hubby as a a working class tough guy who knows a lot of big words Freelance writer and broadcaster for 25 years, widely travelled in the USA, Europe and even Russia, Clayton is a stoical Yorkshireman whose led writer s workshops in Prisons, Hospitals, Schools and Art Centres He has a self deprecating style that suits his down to earth honesty You can feel the warmth of the man and th...

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