To Die For
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To Die For by Carol Lee
This is the true story of Carol's relationship with Emma , the girl who 'adopted me in a London pub when she was two and three quarters'. Carol tells of her quest to understand and help Emma , weaving back and forth in time creating a picture of Emma's childhood and describing her long battle with anorexia; her time spent in a secure unit, the secrecy and fury that forever lurked beneath the fragile surface and the infuriating, heartbreaking but ultimately life-saving relationship that they share. Now, fully recovered, we learn through the entries of her diaries and in the book's afterword how Emma struggled to escape from her dangerous, extraordinary 'dark romance' with anorexia and how it was the stories and words that were fed to her that helped her to slowly become well again.
"A disturbing and important book written with tough compassion from both outside and inside the self-destructive world of anorexic..." Maureen Duffy
"beautifully written...vividly evoke[s] the ferociousness of their struggle" Scottish Daily Record
"Fascinating book" Bella
"Sharply written account. Refreshingly upfront" Ham & High
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Publication date20th January 2005
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