AN AWARD winning account of how a man survived with cystic fibrosis is now available to borrow from Havant Libraries.
Tim Wotton, of Southampton, was one of the winners in the People’s Book Prize award ceremony, which aims to recognise the work of new authors.
The awards are voted for by the public and this year Tim was recognised for his account of surviving to the age of 40 while suffering with cystic fibrosis How Have I Cheated Death?.
Thanks to Pfizer Havant Community Fund, six copies of Tim’s book have been donated to libraries in the borough.
Actress and Cystic Fibrosis Trust Patron Jenny Agutter said: ‘For anyone facing any form of life challenge this is a compelling and heartening story.’
The People’s Book Prize awards recognise writers’ talent as voted for by the public, raise the profile of libraries, and celebrate reading.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.
It affects more than 10,000 people in the UK and sufferers have a reduced life expectancy.
Tim’s book can be borrowed or bought through the usual channels, or collected from Sue Kruk, secretary of the Portsmouth CF Branch on Hayling Island.
Sue can be contacted through Facebook at facebook.com/CFPortsmouth, or on (023) 9246 9104.