John Blake buy memoir about septicaemia

John Blake have bought World English rights in Starfish by Tom and Nic Ray a powerful love story about the triumph of the human spirit against adversity. Tom Ray, an Exeter University graduate, was working in banking , with one young child and another on the way, when just before his fortieth birthday he was struck down by septicaemia. The result was the loss of his limbs and half his face.

It is a moving account of how he rebuilt his life with the support of his wife against not just psychological and medical challenges but also financial hardship. The story inspired last year’s film ‘Starfish’ featuring Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Collection) as Tom and Joanne Froggatt (Golden Globe Winner, Downton Abbey)as Nic.

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Tom Ray

“I was born in December 1961 in Shoreham, Kent. My Dad, who was an actor and a scriptwriter, deserted the family in the early 70's leaving my Mum to bring up 3 kids on her own in the Southend and Essex badlands. I grew up in a world of black & white TV, Green Shield Stamps and Jungle B...More about Tom Ray