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5,742 days [Kindle Edition]

Anne-Marie Cockburn
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Book Description

On 20th July 2013 15-year-old Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died suddenly after swallowing half a gram of MDMA powder, more widely known as ecstasy. Within hours her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, began to write down her feelings as a way to channel her shock and try to make sense of the tragic loss of her only child. From an early age Anne-Marie has used writing to try to make sense of her life. This recent tragedy propelled her out of the shadows and gave her the confidence to share her writing with the world. In this book we join her in real time on her shocking and agonising journey, as she deals with the impractical demands placed upon a grieving single parent, begins to cope with the realities of life on her own and faces up to a future she could never have predicted. From the moment Martha died, Anne-Marie recognised that she still had a future, a life to live. This revealing, emotional and, ultimately, uplifting book shows how she used the art of writing, combined with determined self-belief, to guide her during this terrible time.


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About the Author

Anne-Marie Cockburn lives in Oxford. From an early age, she has used writing to try to make sense of her life. The tragic loss of her daughter propelled her out of the shadows and gave her the confidence to share her writing with the world in her first book, 5,742 days. She has already started writing her second book, which follows her continuing journey alongside her grief.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2076 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1908984244
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas; 1 edition (December 20, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HDDM1V8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A story of life January 20, 2014
By 2hearts
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Martha was a beautiful 15 year old who died from taking a small amount of a drug, once. She wasn't a drug addict. This book was written by her mother who tells how meaningful and beautiful Martha's short life was.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written February 7, 2014
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Normally I don't read books like this. I am very glad I took the time to read this. It was beautifully written, you could feel her grief as well as her healing process as time went on. I gained a admiration for mothers who has lost a child. my own mother being one. It made me realize how strong a grieving mother is. I'd recommend this book to anyone, especially a mother who has lost a child. If I ever had the chance to meet the writer I would thank her for this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing January 25, 2014
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I was touched and deeply connected to the author through her genuine words and transparency during a time I cannot begin to understand. Currently I am experiencing a difficult life situation and her words were of immense comfort and inspiration. I feel as though I know you Martha, and will carry you with me for always.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take your time reading this March 10, 2014
By Kt123
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it's a very personal account of what it's like to lose a child, and how to get on. very sad, but inspiring, also.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Touching Story of a Mothers Loss March 20, 2014
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A mother documents life for 90 days or so, following the tragic death of her only child. Very raw and telling. A sad but true story that can happen to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very heart wrenching January 27, 2014
By theresa
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Very nicely writing book Anne your a very strong woman. Very loving caring compassionate couldn't put the book down I felt that I knew Martha at the end of this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read January 25, 2014
By Joy
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Nobody should have to go thru the pain of losing a child. Our kids should bury us in our old age , not the other way around. I cant even imagine it. My heart breaks for all parents that have to go thru it , my prayers go out to all parents that has lost a child. God bless you for sharing you and your daughters story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful book! April 6, 2014
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Anne-Marie is such a wonderful writer. She is so brave to share her story!!! It made me cry but what a wonderful tribute to beautiful girl. I hope that she has been given some closure regarding her daughter's death. The story mentions a criminal case but doesn't go into details.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very sad but worth reading
Very deep, sometimes I felt as part of her family and saw her real pain.
Published 2 months ago by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking and powerful
I am touched and amazed by Ms. Cockburn's strength through such an unimaginable time. I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter their situation, as this speaks on many... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great product
Published 3 months ago by hiking gall
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Great
Published 5 months ago by SueinCa
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I like it. Good read. Gives me more of any appreciation of my girls daily. So quickly things can happen. Life is fragile and precious!
Published 5 months ago by Efjoyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but Excellent
I had to read this book twice. How hard it was for a mother to lose a daughter unexpectedly. Her telling the story making the preparations. Planning her funeral. I can't say more. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Debbie Polito
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad...but inspirational!
Very well written by a grieving mother losing her only child. Well thought out and was brutally honest with her thoughts and emotions. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Very touching and well written. I wish only the best for the friends and family. Thank you for sharing a piece of your world.
Published 9 months ago by Zebulyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching Story
What an amazing story and told with such heartfelt emotion. This is great tribute to her daughter and this is a recommended read.
Published 9 months ago by ShellyQ
3.0 out of 5 stars Will there be a follow-up?
Strange that the author only briefly dwelled on the reason for her daughter's death, or is the outcome of that investigation to be the topic of another book? Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lynette J Wilkins
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