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Christine Neligan, centre, with her book Life is But a Dream. (s)
Christine Neligan, centre, with her book Life is But a Dream. (s)

A BOSTON SPA businesswoman has successfully launched her first book- a memoir based on the tragic death of her daughter.

Christine Neligen, a director at Boston Spa-based self-development centre, The Oasis School of Human Relations, book is available now, entitled Life is But a Dream.

More than 80 people attended two events at Oasis, in Boston Spa to mark the publication of the book, a personal memoir that has been five years in the writing.

Christine, of Copmanthorpe, York, told the Wetherby News: “My daughter Abi died in 1984. She was the youngest of our four children and aged almost three years when she died very suddenly. Even though it is 27 years since she died, she is still remembered with much love.”

Christine said writing the book had been a cathartic experience: “I wrote the book to explore how losing Abi affected our family. I began writing it as a means of remembering her, hoping it would be helpful for our family, then I realised that perhaps it could be helpful for other families who were experiencing bereavement too.”

The book, which brings together the individual experiences of Abi’s parents, brothers and sister, grandparents and great-aunt, gives a full ue description of the impact of sudden deathb felt by Christine.

For more information on the book or to buy a copy visit

The book, is December 2 is £15.00 to buy.