“The Girl in the Purple Dress” Lauded by Critics And Readers Alike

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“The Girl in the Purple Dress” Lauded by Critics And Readers Alike

December 20
18:40 2021
The book is the author’s own story, the experience of being an adopted child. 25% of the profits from the sales will be going to UK children’s charity Coram.

Jo’s adoption story begins in the late 1960s. A small child is being rocked by her mother as she struggles to hand Jo to the adoption agency. Through school and work, heartbreak and marriage, love and loss, Jo discovers more about herself and builds a life that embraces all definitions of the word’ family.’ Her story hasn’t ended, and there’s so much more to come.

Jo Horsley was born in 1969 and grew up in Hertfordshire, having been adopted into a clergyman’s family with six other children. Jo went on to be a very successful and highly valued Nursery Nurse. She then travelled internationally with her husband, where she discovered a new love for helping others through teaching Pilates with a mission of assisting others to transform their bodies and lives. Jo eventually returned to the UK, settling in Kendal, Cumbria, where her daughter Emily and her granddaughter Daisy May now also live. Jo’s latest adventure will hopefully see her becoming an acclaimed author and a voice on the subject of adoption.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity, supporting children to have the best possible chance in life since 1739. Jo’s story takes us back to 1969, the year she was born. Jo’s biological mother contacted Coram for help. She was a single mother receiving no support from her family or Jo’s father, who had abandoned her. Coram provided her with some breathing space to try and help her work out what was best for her and Jo which proved very valuable support at the time. Years later, in 2009, Jo contacted Coram, to help her understand more about her life between 1969-1970. Amazingly, they had comprehensive records and photos of her time at Coram, and helped her learn more about her birth mother.

Coram today works as a group of specialist organisations, directly helping over 118,000 children, young people, families, and professionals every year. They support children and young people from their earliest days to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime. They help build their confidence, help them to develop skills, uphold their rights, support practitioners in the areas of fostering and adoption, and find loving adoptive families for the most vulnerable children.

Rachael Corns, Supporter Relations Manager at Coram, said: “It has been wonderful to learn more about Jo’s story and the support she received from Coram. Her new book gives a fascinating and important insight into the challenges and rewards of growing up in an adoptive family. We’re delighted that Coram has been chosen to benefit from the book sales. Jo’s generosity will help us support more children and families on the life-changing journey of adoption.”

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About the Book and Author

The Girl In Purple Dress is a book that an author has published about her own experience of being an adopted child. Jo Horsley was born in 1969 and grew up in Hertfordshire, having been adopted into a clergyman’s family with six other children. Jo went on to be a very successful and highly valued Nursery Nurse.

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