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Jessica Moxham Taster Video

Welcome to LoveReadingLitfest. Below you will find a short 'Taster' video clip taken from the exclusive LoveReading LitFest interview where our own Julia Wheeler talks to Jessica Moxham about her book 'The Cracks That Let The Light  In'

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Jessica Moxham thought she was prepared for the experience of motherhood.


Armed with advice from friends and family, parenting books and antenatal classes, she felt ready.

After giving birth, she found herself facing a different, more uncertain reality.


Her son, Ben, was fighting to stay alive.


When Jessica could finally take him home from hospital, the challenges were far from over.

In this hopeful memoir, Jessica shares her journey in raising Ben.


His disability means he will never be able to move or communicate without assistance.


Jessica has to learn how to feed Ben when he can’t eat, wrestle with red tape to secure his education and defend his basic rights in the face of discrimination.


As Ben begins to thrive, alongside his two younger siblings, Jessica finds that caring for a child with unique needs teaches her about appreciating difference and doing things your own way.

This uplifting story is about the power of family love, finding inner strength and, above all, hope.