Hole in the Heart: Bringing Up Beth novel

A new graphic novel has recently been published by Henny Beaumont.

She was told when her daughter, Beth, was born she would never read and to limit her aspirations for her new child.


Henny decided to create the novel due to the preconceptions of down’s syndrome and show that her daughter is now looking at going to university, proving the medics wrong that far from being able to read she is going from strength to strength.

The medics were quick to pick up on her physicality saying  ‘See her eyes,’ said the doctor. ‘They’re slanted upwards in the corners. And she has poor muscle tone.’ this all was indicative of Down’s

Here is a snippet from the book-


The book is available from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/190843492951-g6mzOF1L._SX357_BO1,204,203,200_

The story and events have featured several times in the press-



Henny Beaumont has spoken at several events –

  • Woman’s Hour,
  • BBC london
  • Hay festival
  • Stoke Newington literary festival,
  • Graphic Brighton- Writing on the Margins
  • Midwives at Kings College.

Henny Beaumont will be at the Wimbledon BookFest on Saturday 8th October at 12.45 talking about the book and doing a Q&A with the audience.

Here is a link to the event for more info – http://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/2016Events/HennyBeaumont.aspx

and in october she is talking at Brighton Medical school and several other events this summer.