When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis

Life After Death and a Dog Called Boris
Helen Bailey
Writer Helen Bailey's world fell apart in early 2011 when she and her workaholic husband took off on a well-earned break to Barbados and days after arriving Helen watched helplessly from the beach as he was dragged out to sea in a rip-current and drowned. Alone and more than three thousand miles from home, she was a wife at breakfast and a widow by lunchtime. With her life as she knew it shattered, Helen began to chronicle living after such devastating and shocking loss in a blog - Planet Grief - and gained a worldwide following from many who had experienced huge loss, whether through death or divorce.

And now her blog has become a book. Anecdotal, witty, heartbreaking and utterly grounded, When Bad Things Happen to Good Bikinis covers all the obvious struggles in the aftermath of a loss, as well as many not-so-obvious but just as poignant everyday obstacles. Helen has emerged from her nightmare, and her story will bring wry humour, comfort and hope to a huge number of people, whatever their circumstances.

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More about Helen Bailey

Helen Bailey was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1964. She spent more than three decades living and working in London and has written and published over twenty books of short stories, picture books and young-adult fiction, including the successful series of teenage novels: The Crazy World of Electra Brown. Together with her late husband, she ran one of London's leading character licensing agency handling such internationally renowned properties asSnoopy, Nintendo, Rugrats and The Simpsons, later forming the company which launched the publishing phenomenon,Felicity Wishes.