A Simple Child
By: Louise Michell
About the Book
Sally Galley has just welcomed her third child into the world, a beautiful baby boy named Isaac. But Isaac is different from his brothers – he has Down syndrome.
Not to be dissuaded by the pressure of society at the time, Sally steadfastly decides to keep the boy and raise him side-by-side with his brothers George and Artie. Thank goodness, too, because Isaac has so much to teach them!
Told from a number of unique perspectives, A Simple Child explores the impact of prejudice and ignorance towards the Galley family that spans four generations, before and after Isaac’s birth. A gripping family drama deeply rooted in history, get to know this ordinary family and their extraordinary child, and learn how the difficulties they faced in the past colour their future experiences.
About the Author
Louise Michell is a retired doctor, having worked as a General Practitioner for many years. A Simple Child is her first novel, her self-prescribed antidote to the stress and strain of the life she experienced working as a busy medic! Based loosely on personal knowledge and experience with the condition, Louise has a sister who has Down syndrome, which inspired her to write this book.
Louise has a large family, comprising four daughters, three sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. She splits her time between London, where her husband works, and Bath, where two of her daughters reside. She enjoys golf, skiing, tennis, and travelling as often as she is able. She believes writing is a great way of sharing some of the privileged experiences she’s had throughout her life with others.
(2018, Paperback, 170 pages)