A is for Alex

A Bereaved Mother's Promise to her Beloved Son

Lesley Roberts

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When a police officer knocked on Lesley Roberts’ door on 25 November 2017, her life changed forever. She learned that her eldest son Alex had died by suicide – and she would soon receive an email explaining why. Since then, Lesley has spent years learning to live alongside her grief. Her memoir captures the trauma of losing a child but also shows how she has moved forward and begun to learn to live with her pain, all the while trying to help others find light in the dark.

Lesley’s book draws attention to the not-so-common reason that led her son to end his own life, as well as the ever-increasing number of suicides happening in the UK and North America. The truth is, any parent could be in Lesley’s situation, and any man could be in Alex’s – and for this reason, this book is an important read. It serves as a guide for parents and those who support them in the wake of their child’s death. But it also sheds light on Alex’s story and can make other men in the same situation feel less alone.

There is nothing so powerful in life as a mother’s unconditional love for their child. This is a heartbreaking but also very inspiring book about a wonderful young man.” – Piers Morgan, Broadcaster and Journalist.

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Publication date: 25/11/2021
Paperback / softback ISBN: 9781913615475 166 pages
Ebook/Digital download ISBN: 9781913615482 166 pages