Saturday 31 July 12:00 - 15:00

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Coming Down From My Mountain Top - Book Launch


Join the incredible Norma Ellis as she launches her Autobiography! The long awaited story of this legend's journey has finally arrived!

Norma Ellis was raised on one of the highest mountain tops in Jamaica. Born in the fifties, at the age of five her father had travelled to England and within the first three months of his departure both her grandmother passed away and Norma was diagnosed with a hole in her heart. In order to survive, she had to leave her mountain top home to begin a long journey without her parents or siblings to fight for her life.On a high mountaintop in the West Indies lived an extraordinary child that moves to England in hopes of pioneering the first heart valve replacement. Going through the 1950s and losing all hope of surviving her new life, she is separated from her family and living in England, forced to stay close to her life-saving doctors and battling in life-affirming challenges with sex, love, and inspirational changes in the beauty industry.

β€œAn inspirational tale of love, sex and medical miracles…” Crystal Clear Publishers.

We are super excited for the unvailing of this amazing, jaw dropping story! Join us for a classy afternoon of Prosecco, delicious cuisine and an oportunity to network at our summer garden soiree.

About the Author

She was not expected to live past the age of ten, but her story of survival faced many challenges of learning to take care of herself, while discovering that sex was a comforting experience, in the wake of the death of her friends who had not survived their own heart illness. Fate was on her side and her life saving journey bought her to England were she was one of the first five children who pioneered the first experiments for a heart valve replacement.

Norma was the only child to survive the experiment and went on to achieve other pioneering challenges during the racism of the seventies. She opened doors for black women to work in an office environment, retail and in the beauty industry, Norma was the first black beauty consultant in Birmingham. After setting beauty trends working on the first black beauty and hair magazine, black Beauty exhibitions, television as a make-up artist and teaching black women a new lifestyle in the world of beauty and cosmetics. Norma gave up her successful career in beauty to travel to Europe and work in the sex industry.

After many years she reinvented herself back into the beauty industry and experienced a whole new life in the United States of America but found herself back in England, the country that saved her life. A story about the survival of fighting to live, sex, fall in love, fighting racism while pioneering changes to the black Beauty industry that recently had a market value of millions. Norma is now a Beauty Assessor and a Transformational Podcaster.


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