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PUBLISHED AUTHOR: Rickmansworth resident publishes first book on important topic 

 Published on: 15th December 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local teacher from Rickmansworth has published her first book recently about a topic that she feels is extremely important in current times.

Caroline Boxall, who has taught at schools in Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and Croxley Green, began writing the book, named It’s Raining in Moscow and I Forgot my Umbrella, three years ago and is delighted with the response she has received.

The book was inspired by the time where her mother in law lived in a care home in Chorleywood and when her family visited her many times and got to know all of the different people that lived there.

She was inspired by her son’s reaction to them, and his innocence and acceptance of who they are made her want to take the plunge and write her first book.

Speaking to RickyNews, Caroline said: “The experiences at the care home, with my children’s reaction to the people that lived there, made me think about, what if a child lived in one of these homes?

“The book is about a 12-year-old who lives in a dementia home with his gran and it shows all different types of the illness. When I wrote it, I wasn’t thinking of how current the topic is, but this year all we are hearing is about the struggles care homes are going through right now, and I have had a lot of interest from different dementia groups.

“The reaction has been really positive so far, and people seem to be really intrigued by the title of it. There is a lot of adventure in it and I actually wrote the book for children and while they have enjoyed it, it has been adults who have come to me and said they have enjoyed it as well, so I think its suitable for all ages.”

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