New Novel From Best-selling Author to Benefit our Appeal

Mother and Child by Sunday Times best-selling author Annie Murray is a moving story of loss, friendship and hope over two generations. Inspired by the Bhopal Disaster, Annie’s forthcoming novel is being published with all of the proceeds going to support our appeal.

“Jo and Ian’s marriage is hanging by a thread. One night almost two years ago, their only child, Paul, died in an accident that should never have happened. They have recently moved to a new area of Birmingham, to be near Ian’s mother Dorrie who is increasingly frail. As Jo spends more time with her mother-in-law, she suspects Dorrie wants to unburden herself of a secret that has cast a long shadow over her family.

“Haunted by the death of her son, Jo catches a glimpse of a young boy in a magazine who resembles Paul. Reading the article, she learns of a tragedy in India . . . But it moves her so deeply, she is inspired to embark on a trip where she will learn about unimaginable pain and suffering.

“As Jo learns more, she is determined to do her own small bit to help. With the help of new friends, Jo learns that from loss and grief, there is hope and healing in her future.”

Annie is a long-standing supporter of the Bhopal Medical Appeal who has ‘literally gone the extra mile’ in support of the Bhopal campaign: Not just a wife, a mother, Quaker and speaker, a writer, a runner, a cyclist…

Annie is also a trustee and founder member of Action for Bhopal.

 

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.