Dear Tosh is now out in the big wide world for everyone to see. The agony of wondering and waiting to hear what people make of it is quite something. But, I have had some amazing feedback already. I haven’t posted any names but they are genuine comments. Here are a few snippets:
“I loved the way you talked to Tosh in the letters and it was so honest and natural and beautiful. I’m so sad that he’s gone, and even though I never met him, it feels like you’ve brought him to life for us all to meet.”
“Your story told your way has bravery, unshakeable love, loyalty, devotion and gratitude for Tosh’s life…”
“It’s a beautiful book Ninette, arrived in the post today and I cannot put it down.”
“It’s absolutely beautiful Ninette…”
I hope many people read it and that it makes them want to write about their life experiences too. I’m not looking to be a best selling author. I hope that one book travels through many hands. You can hear me talk about it here with my son Matthew Rickard on his Youtube Channel 1095. At the end of the recording I read the poem ‘A Day in The Life’ which is a Beatles medley for Tosh. You can see it below.
I really love this poem and it comes almost at the end of the book. There are six poems dotted throughout the memoir and I love them all.