Seagulls on the Ganges is the fictionalized story of Julie and Bruce Stafford.
Ellie and Michael (Julie and Bruce) are living a very happy life together. Ellie is a well known cookery writer and Michael is a survivor of cancer. In fact, Ellie starts her health food journey by trying to help cure Michael of cancer. This becomes the Taste of Life series and they are both blissful happy until a second, unrelated cancer comes into their lives. This time there is no cure and Michael passes away in 2006.
Then into Ellie’s life comes a seagull.
This is a book written very much from the heart. The author has been so honest with her emotions as she deals with overwhelming grief. Meaningful coincidences, solo travel and bravery all lead Ellie (Julie) to a place where she can mend her broken spirit. It is, quite simply, a beautifully written book about love and life; and how does the Ganges tie into the story, you’ll have to read the book.
These days Julie Stafford is known for being a fearless solo traveller who spends every Summer in Dubrovnik. She has known a lot of love and loss in her life and l thank her for sharing her story with us.
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