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The Boy Who Loved Apples

A Mother's Battle with Her Son's Anorexia

By Amanda Webster

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Format: Paperback, 298 pages
Published In: Australia, 02 July 2012
When it became clear that Amanda Webster's eleven-year-old son Riche was not just a little too skinny but dangerously ill, people were often surprised. Do boys get anorexia? they would ask. And then, How did he get it? That was the question Amanda asked herself, too. She had trained as a doctor; she knew that every disease has a cause. And if her son had an eating disorder, she wondered what the cause could possibly be but something she and her husband, Kevin, had done - or failed to do? Quick to blame both Kevin and herself, worried about how her two other kids were coping, Amanda also found herself at odds with a medical establishment that barely understood Riche's illness, far less how to treat it. And as she embarked on the long, agonising process of saving her son's life she found herself battling not just Riche's demons but her own. Brave, honest and ultimately uplifting, The Boy Who Loved Apples is a compelling and beautifully written account of life with an eating disorder, and a gritty, moving testament to a mother's love.

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* Author tour confirmed for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane * Television interviews on programs such as Channel 9's 60 Minutes, Channel 7's Sunrise and Channel 10's The Circle * Extracts to run in magazines such as the Australian Women's Weekly and the Australian Magazine * Interviews in newspapers such as the Sun Herald, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, West Australian, Dominion Post and Sunday Star Times * Radio interviews on ABC Radio in every capital city as well as Radio National's Life Matters and Radio NZ's Nine to Noon * Widespread online coverage * Budget for bookseller catalogues * Featured in the Text newsletters to Reading Groups, general readers and to the book industry * Advertising and giveaways in print * Online advertising * Sample chapter available on reps disk

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'An exhausting read but an invaluable education about this complex illness.' Australian Women's Weekly Health

EAN: 9781921922695
ISBN: 1921922699
Publisher: Text Classics
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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A lovely true storey, full credit to his Mum for preserving, will read it again.

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