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  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780091910006
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $27.99

Fragile

What's the worst that could happen? Where do your darkest fears lie?



The bestselling life-affirming memoir of what it means to be a family - now in paperback

'What's the worst that could happen? Seriously. Where do your darkest fears lie? The one that knots your gut; that you push from your mind with a prayer and a shudder. Probably your loved ones feature; your partner, parents, friends. Or, more likely, your children...'This is the story of an ordinary woman plunged into chaos. After years of abuse and addiction, single mother Niki Shisler had finally found herself with a wonderful new marriage and a perfect baby. When Niki unexprectedly became pregnant with twins life began to spiral out of control with a series of dramatic events. The twins were born mysteriously ill, hanging onto life and, as family life refocused around these two tiny beings in Great Ormond Street Hospital, Niki learnt that there was always light to be found, even on the darkest days.This is a uniquely moving and compelling book. It will grab hold of you, wring your heart and leave you inspired.

  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780091910006
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Niki Shisler

Niki Shisler describes herself as a child of the flower children. Born in the early 60s to a single, hippie mother, she moved with her to swinging London where the rule book on everything from work to love to parenting was being rewritten in a flurry of optimism. She met her husband, Danny, who is from an orthodox Jewish background, at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. She has three children, Joey (from her first marriage), Evie, and Felix who is severely disabled. His brother Theo died soon after birth. She writes articles, and her website www.nikishisler.com provides contacts and links for parents of special needs children.

Praise for Fragile

An intensely moving, sometimes unbearable account... It's about passion and love of humanity. Anyone who thinks otherwise should get Niki's book, one of the most uplifting and life-affirming that we have ever read

Richard and Judy, Daily Express

Beautifully and tenderly written ...Powerful and uplifting tribute to the human capacity to cope

Daily Express

Bolshy, funny, frank, Niki is not martyr material

You Magazine

Searingly honest... As well as being a painfully frank and candid read, Fragile should also serve as an inspiring testament to the power of the human being faced with extraordinary challenges

Birmingham Post

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