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How to Be Brave

(2015)
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Natalie and Rose are transported in their imaginations to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, where one of their ancestors survived in a lifeboat for 50 days. Natalie struggles when her daughter, Rose, is diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, but the researching and retelling of Grandad Colin's story provides them both with a way to fight through.

Louise Beech has always been haunted by the sea and regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice and being published in a variety of UK magazines.

Louise lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull - the UK's 2017 City of Culture - and loves her job as a front of house usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012. She is also part of the Mums' Army on Lizzie and Carl's BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show. This is her first book.

    

Praise for this book

"Moving, engrossing and richly drawn, this is storytelling in its purest form...mesmerising." - Amanda Jennings


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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: How To Be Brave
Author(s): Louise Beech
ISBN: 1-910633-19-4 / 978-1-910633-19-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orenda Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: How to Be Brave
Author(s): Louise Beech
ISBN: 1-5318-4116-3 / 978-1-5318-4116-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Be Brave
Author(s): Louise Beech
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Be Brave
Author(s): Louise Beech
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How To Be Brave
Author(s): Louise Beech
Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How to Be Brave
Author(s): Louise Beech
Publisher: Orenda Books
Availability: Amazon CA