For the Love of Alice: The Inspiring Story of the Maddocks Family's Fight to Save Their Daughter - Malcolm Stacey with Dean & Carol MaddocksRobson, 2003, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For the Love of Alice is the dramatic up-to-the-minute story of true courage and determination against appalling odds. Alice Maddocks was a clever, healthy and pretty seven-year-old without a care in the world until the day she fell over in a friend’s garden. Her parents, Carol and Dean, were unable to stop the flow of blood from her tiny cut and so they took her to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a rare form of anaemia. What followed was drastic treatment, in which brave Alice suffered agonies no child should ever have to endure. Yet worse was to come: doctors warned her parents that Alice could expect only ‘a short life’ unless they could find a bone marrow donor. Carol and Dean entered a desperate race to save their daughter. Their efforts brought them into conflict with the medical authorities and turned the family into a media circus.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: [XVIII] 199