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"Who Killed My Son" Author to Appear at Bookfest

Published: 10th October 2014 11:33

 Christine Lord who wrote "Who Killed My Son" with
Jenni Murray on Radio 4 Womans Hour
An author whose son died of the human form of mad cow disease is appearing at Portsmouth Bookfest in November.

Christine Lord wrote "Who Killed My Son" after Andrew, died in 2007 aged 24 from Variant Creutzfelt-Jakob Disease (VCJD). Her book features real-time diary entries covering Andrew's last days and Christine's investigations as a journalist into what she refers to as the "the biggest political and health scandal of modern times."

Christine will be at Southsea library in Palmerston Road on Saturday November 1st from 12-3pm talking about the book which has been a best-seller on Amazon and will also be and promoting her campaign on safe food and medicine.

Christine has investigated the origins of the BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) scandal, and its deadly impact on human health. Her work also explores the on-going risk posed by contaminated blood and medical equipment and the urgent need for a screening test for blood donors. Her findings have been the subject of reports and documentaries in the UK and internationally, working alongside broadcasters such as the BBC, MBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and Channel 7 Australia. Christine's work has also been featured by national newspapers including The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail and The Daily Mirror.

Christine said, "Profits from book and kindle sales go back to the campaign to raise awareness and support thousands of people affected across the UK and globe. With one in 2,000 of us carrying vcjd and with incubation periods upwards of 50 years, we face a ticking health time bomb especially as human BSE can be transmitted via blood and donated blood is not currently screened for vcjd."

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