Without My Mum by Leigh Van Der Horst | Black Inc.

Without My Mum: A Daughter's Guide to Grief, Loss and Reclaiming Life

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Leigh Van Der Horst

Leigh Van Der Horst is the wife of a wonderful man and mother to four boys. They live at Victoria's beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Leigh discovered a passion for writing when her beloved mother passed away from cancer and can often be found writing …

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Praise for Without My Mum

‘A wonderful book that captured my heart in the first few paragraphs. Leigh’s candid, humorous and heartfelt narrative, together with a collection of stories and wisdom from others who have walked a similar path, are authentic, uniting and ultimately inspiring. It’s a laugh-out-loud, sob-a-little-uncontrollably kind of book that will resonate with any parent or carer. I adored it!’ —Jools Oliver

‘I can’t sing the praises of this gorgeous mum enough. For those who have lost their mum and are forging ahead as a mum on your own, this is truly a must have book.’ —Natalie Bassingthwaighte


‘Insightful . . . a deeply personal memoir and a practical guide for motherless mums’ —Woman’s Day