A relationship breakdown and bankruptcy led to an Eastbourne grandmother putting pen to paper and writing a book.
Elizabeth Wright owned a successful pet shop in the town but the 1990s recession saw her suffer financial crisis. At the same time her relationship also crumbled and the author had a young daughter to look after on a tight budget.
The Midhurst Road resident said, “I had no skills as I had been at the shop and hadn’t been doing anything else.
“I had a little girl and had to pull my socks up and find other jobs.
“I had lost the business and everything.”
The experience 20 years ago inspired her to write the book ‘From Fancy Pants to Getting There’.
It has recently been released as a paperback and is available on Amazon and at bookshops.
The book also highlights funny occasions in her life as well as how she turned her life around following the difficult experience.
The 72-year-old, who has had a number of articles published in magazines over the years said of writing the book, “I found it therapeutic because having re-read it I thought, ‘how the hell did I manage to struggle through this?’
“I had no money, we didn’t eat well.
“It was hard.”
• For more information about the book visit: www.elizabethwright-thewriter.com