Gill Hammond and her two young sons Tom and Jimmy live in Petersfield. A year ago, Gill’s husband Joe died from Motor Neurone Disease after a rapid decline in health.

Beth Svarovska speaks to Gill about life with Joe before and after his diagnosis, and what has helped them all cope.

Joe Hammond’s book, A Short History of Falling: Everything I Observed About Love Whilst Dying, is published by 4th Estate and available at a special price for Petersfield residents from One Tree Books on Lavant Street.

You can read Gill’s piece for The Guardian here.