Julie Nicholson was the mother of Jenny, a gifted musician, who died in the 7/7 London bombings of 2005. She was also priest of two churches in Bristol, St Aidan's and St George's. Eight months after her daughter died Julie resigned from her position, unable to reconcile her grief and anger with her faith. Julie continues to work with the church in a youth arts project. She lives with her husband Gregg in Bristol.
"A Song for Jenny is a raw and riveting account of a mother's anguish at her daughter's death" - The Times "...an extraordinarily moving memoir..." - The Daily Mail "...an unflinching book...Nicholson takes us into every mother's worst nightmare - the fruitless vigil, the DNA test..." - The Sunday Times "A Song for Jenny...examines intimately the terrain of that strange hostile land [of grief]: every exhausting hill and dangerous pothole, and conversely, every breathtaking viewpoint" - Scotland on Sunday