Edie's Last Christmas
David Bradshaw, author
It all starts with a phone call late on a Saturday evening, a week before Christmas, to inform him that Edie, his mother, has died. This call sets in motion a series of events that are incredible, hilarious and surreal. And all because Edie wanted to donate her body to medical research. David was determined to fulfil his mum’s wishes but, oh, did he have a few words with her along the way! Edie and Eric, David’s parents, were a curious couple. More different two people couldn’t be – Edie full of fun and mischief, with a wicked and unrestrained sense of humour; Eric with almost no sense of humour, but who unwittingly caused so much warm mirth in his family. Edie would have revelled in the bizarre happenings following her death, but Eric would have been mortified, so would always need protecting from the craziness of it all. And though he was protected from the events following his beloved Edie’s death, he had to face some traumas of his own before he peacefully died nine years later.