Thursday, 21 August 2014

New book, new book!

The Bridport Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new book.

Profits from the sale of this book will go to St Wilfrid’s Hospice at Home Service, Chichester, East Sussex.

Don't Take On So Mother is a telling and poignant story revealed in a series of emails between Helen Billett and Jan Eade whose 40-year-old son, Jamie, a sound engineer living in Thailand, died in 2009. 

Their correspondence shows how Jamie and his family coped, as they were faced with living with cancer. Jamie was at home with Jan during the last months of his spirited life. 

These emails with poems interspersed capture the love and support given to Jan by friends family and Helen, who often felt inadequate to provide comfort during those dark months. 

The title is taken from Jamie’s own words frequently uttered to his mother during those difficult months.

The book is available from

About the authors: 

Jan Eade is an ex-nurse who lives in West Sussex by the sea. She is the mother of Jamie and Jessica. Jan sketches in her spare time and writes poetry as a means of expression. She is also a doll’s house enthusiast. 

Helen Billett is a close friend of Jan and an ex-nurse. She is the wife of Mike and mother of Sonia and Jenny. Her main hobbies are sewing and art history. Helen was born in Australia but has lived in England since her marriage in the 1960s. She lives on the coast in Dorset.