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Team member publishes children’s book after brain tumour battle

| Duncan & Toplis | 27 November 2023

Team member Anna Williams is now a published author, having released a heartfelt children’s book inspired by the Louth Nipper bus earlier this year.

Her book 'Little Nipper to the Rescue' focuses on the bus which the local community relies on in their daily life.

Anna, who works at our Louth office and lives locally, was diagnosed with a benign meningioma (a common type of brain tumour) in 2011. She received radiosurgery to stem the growth of the tumour but she unfortunately had to stop driving following a seizure in 2022 as a result.

It was after this that she was inspired to write the book, having been introduced to the Louth Nipper for her daily transport needs.

Explaining her inspiration for penning the uplifting children’s book, Anna said: “I started using the Louth Nipper bus as it stops at the end of my road and gets me into town and back. Listening to and observing other bus users and what was going on around the town gave me the inspiration I didn’t know I needed!

“Thinking about my diagnosis, along with all the different characters I saw on the bus, it dawned on me that just because you have been labelled it doesn't mean you have to sit within the boundaries of that label.

“I hope my book makes readers smile and, after that, I hope they feel inspired and empowered to believe in themselves.”

The official synopsis for ‘Little Nipper’ by Anna Williams is:

‘‘Meet 'Little Nipper' the local community bus! Ride along with Little Nipper on his day-to-day travels, while the little community bus battles with worry, thinking, 'Am I too small of a bus?' As the day goes by, an urgent rescue mission catches him by surprise. Will this be his moment to shine? 'Little Nipper to the Rescue' is a beautifully written story about a special little bus that a whole community relies on in their daily life, bringing everyone together... He is the little bus with a big heart.

The book, which is illustrated by Katie Clark and published by Partnership Publishing, was published on 16th October and is now available from Amazon, Foyles, and Waterstones.


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