To Die For: A young woman's battle with anorexia
When Carol Lee's god-daughter, 'Emma' developed anorexia at the age of 15, their close relationship gave Carol an intimate vantage point of the illness which consumed five years of her god-daughter's life. To Die For is the story of 'Emma's' successful struggle with the illness and was a UK best seller.
Born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, Carol spent much of her teenage life in Tanzania before beginning a career in journalism on the South Wales Echo in Cardiff.She has been a reporter for the BBC, a columnist on the Daily Mail and a contributor to The Observer, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Evening Standard. She has taken part in numerous radio and tv programmes.In a chequered childhood, often not going to school at all, and changing, she thinks, around 18 times, journalism was her education.Leaving full-time journalism in order to write books and to t...
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"A disturbing and important book written with tough compassion."
"Heartbreaking but fascinating."
"A moving account of one woman's struggle with anorexia."