Trish Vickers is an absolutely incredible lady.
Over 6 years, she wrote a 110,000 word manuscript by hand with a pen. What makes her achievement so remarkable, is that before she started writing it, Trish lost her sight to diabetes. She used a notepad on a clipboard with rubber bands marking out the lines in order to do it. Just as she approached the finish line, she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and the race was on to get Grannifer’s Legacy into print before she loses her valiant fight with the disease.
With generous assistance from our authors Sue Hampton and Wendy Breckon, editor Izzy Robertson, cover designer Tracey West and typesetter Simon West, the rabbit was pulled out of the hat and the title is now available to pre-order. Donations from each sale will be made to the South West Dorset Talking Newspapers.
Grannifer’s Legacy is a delightful tale of friendship, community, kindness and hope. Wonderfully uplifting elements for any reader to embrace during troubled times, but it’s the story behind the story that makes it unique.
The fact that it exists at all, fills us with enthusiasm, optimism and positivity and we hope it does the same for you too.
Click here to take a Look in the Book.
On Tuesday 6th March, BBC Spotlight will be featuring this remarkable story behind the story on their news bulletins – we hope to put a link up as soon as it’s available. John Ayres and John Gurd did a wonderful job of sitting and chatting with Trish and interviewing her family, friends, editor and publishers, as everyone celebrated the imminent arrival of the first copy.