Author launches new book inspired by parent’s own experiences in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 12:02 16 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:02 16 June 2015

Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse


The bestselling author of the critically acclaimed No Greater Love series is launching her latest book at Dagenham Library.

Former management consultant Amanda Prowse is touring around the country to talk about Perfect Daughter after it is released on July 2.

Her latest book confronts the difficulties faced by women caring for their children and their parents at the same time.

“I wanted to write a book for every woman who finds herself living in the pressure cooker of the modern world,” Amanda said.

“A woman, to quote from Jacks, my central character, who lives in a house where space, money, time and patience are all in short supply.”

The Poppy Day author felt inspired to confront these issues after watching her mother care for her grandmother who suffered from dementia, while also looking after her own children.

According to Carers UK there are more than 6.5 million carers in the UK, with this figure predicted to rise to nine million by 2030.

Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader of the council and cabinet member for libraries, said: “I think it’s great that Amanda has chosen to include our borough as part of her UK tour. Our library event programme is excellent and events like this help to make books come alive.”

The free Perfect Daughter book talk at Dagenham library will take place on July 7 from 7pm.

For more information, or to book a place, call 020 8724 3942.

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