“Pauline Davis is a brilliant example of Bahamian excellence and perseverance.”  – Lenny Kravitz, multiple Grammy Award-winning artist

“A great read! I truly loved this book. I couldn’t put it down! I give it two ‘hooves’ up! Very well written, the paper is high quality, and I will be ordering more for Christmas gifts!” – Review for ‘Pigs of Paradise’

“I had the pleasure of training with Pauline for two years. She runs the same way she writes—without fear. It’s time for the world to know Pauline Davis.” – Donovan Bailey, two-time Olympic champion & three-time world champion

“Davis debuts with an exhilarating look at her remarkable life and career, from her youth in the Bahamas to her success across five Olympic games.  This tale of determination will enthrall athletes and humanists alike.” – Publishers Weekly

“I have known Pauline for years and have always admired her—not only for her athletic success, but also for her determination and refusal to quit on her dreams.” -Michael Johnson, American sprinting legend & four-time Olympic gold medalist

‘My dream is one step closer’

Jade Shovlin, 20, from Roker was diagnosed on May 22 with cancer of the oesophagus which doctors said is incurable.

She was told following her diagnosis that she has less than two years to live, leaving those close to her devastated.

Now that dream is one step closer after more than £10,000 was raised and a stranger stepped in to help.

Canadian author T.R Todd wrote a book about the infamous swimming pigs who live on an island in the Bahamas.

When he and resort owner Peter Nicholson saw Jade’s story online he contacted her and has offered to help arrange an all expenses paid trip.

Jade was delighted when they got in touch.

Click here to read more about Jade’s story in the Sunderland Echo.