A message from Tricia’s family
We apologise that is has taken some time for us to update Tricia’s website, but here is a slightly edited version of the original message we posted on social media regarding her death on 8th January 2018:
It is with enormous sadness that we wish to announce the death of our beautiful and loving daughter and sister Tricia.
What we originally thought was a nasty stomach bug sadly turned out to be a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Tricia was admitted to hospital on 30th November 2017 and died Monday 8th January 2018. We are so grateful for the care she received during her brief illness at Bournemouth and St James’s (Leeds) hospitals, and during her last day at St Leonard’s Hospice, York, the same hospice where her father Peter also passed away in April 2017. Tricia bore her illness with boundless positivity and determination, and faced every new challenge with unwavering fortitude.
Tricia’s proudest achievement was the publication of her incredibly moving novel, Benedict’s Brother, and the progress she and her team had made to turn it into in a major film. We fully expect that the dream will not die with her, and it will one day become a reality. Please see the film pages of this website for further updates. We are still working on how to ensure those who wish to buy copies of her book are still able to do so, so please bear with us. Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all the love, kindness, prayers, and thoughts you have all sent us.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE – TO THE RIVER
“A wonderful and evocative story that will be visually stunning on the screen. The images of Thailand, of the monastery and the monks are the perfect visual backdrop on which to play out the spiritual adventure that Benedict undertakes. The parallel narrative told via Benedict’s uncle’s diary entries during his time as a prisoner of war will provide a visceral and moving juxtaposition to Benedict’s story.”
Norma Heyman, Academy Award-Winning Film Producer
“An extraordinary book, beautifully written and heartbreaking. Felt that I was taking the journey with the writer, smelling the flowers and listening to the river flowing, and sobbed my heart out at the brutality and inhuman treatment of all the prisoners of war. Would urge everyone to take some quality time and quietly read this, it helps to heal some of the scars left behind by the loss of the forgotten ones. Importantly their legacy is now in the hands of their children and the Hut and Garden at the National Arboretum is a reflective and inspirational place to visit.”
Sally Lucas, New York, FEPOW relative
Tricia Walker is an acclaimed UK based author living in Bournemouth.
Tricia’s first novel ‘Benedict’s Brother’ was selected as a Book of the Year in the industry press and is currently being developed as a feature film. Having completed her second novel, Tricia is currently working on the sequel to Benedict’s Brother.
Stories, people, places
“These are all part of the fabric of my life, of all our lives. My aim as a writer is to produce the most beautiful stories that I have in me and to present them to you. It is important to me that your experience of my work is as beautiful as I can possibly make it.
That work never stops.
Thank you for visiting my website and for the many of you who keep in touch. I always love hearing from you and I always read what you send. With my kindest regards,”