A Star-Studded Book Launch for The Little Big Things
Thursday 7th September saw the publication of author, public speaker and mouth artist Henry Fraser’s debut memoir, The Little Big Things: A young man’s belief that every day can be a good day. Henry’s first book of simple wisdom is published by Orion and foreworded by J.K. Rowling. It will publish in Russia (Azbooka-Atticus), Portugal (Editorial Presenc), Germany, (Mosaik Verlag) and China (Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd), and was reprinted prior to publication due to high volumes of pre-order sales. The book has been serialised by the Daily Mail, and Henry’s story has previously drawn coverage from the Independent, the Times, BBC News, CNN, the Telegraph and Huffington Post.
The publication of The Little Big Things was celebrated with a star-studded book-launch-come-mouth-art-exhibition at Foyles Charring Cross, attended by supporters such as J.K. Rowling, Susanna Reid, Gordon Ramsey, Jack Dee and personalities from across the rugby, football and sporting world. The night included speeches from Henry and his publishing team and the unveiling of a new mouth art series featuring the people who have most supported and inspired Henry’s journey – his family.
Henry’s memoir is a ‘story of transformation and inner power’ (Johnny Wilkinson) told following his experience of severing his spinal cord in a tragic accident aged just 17. Paralysed from the shoulders down, eight years on he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace to life in his new way of living, and found the opportunity to grow and motivate others.
Since his accident, Henry has become an experienced public speaker who’s ‘Pushing Myself’ talk inspires a number of high profile businesses and sports teams, including the England 7’s. He is an accomplished mouth-painter using a specially developed stylus and easel, with his first solo exhibition taking place in July 2016.Henry Fraser was the recipient of 2016’s Blyth Spirit Award and listed 7th in 2017’s Power 100 List of most influential person living with a disability in Britain. He has a dedicated Twitter following of over 60,000 users, and has used his skills as a mouth artist to create works for Lumos and the Johnny Wilkinson Foundation.
Find out more about Henry here.