READ BY SOPHIE ALDREDOn January 1st 2001, Becky Morley begins to write her diary. By March 12th, her world has changed for ever. When Becky Morley begins keeping her diary in January, foot and mouth disease is just an item on the news, something happening hundreds of miles from her family's farm in Devon. But now the nightmare is a few fields away and local flocks are being destroyed. Will the Morleys' animals be next? Will their cattle, their sows and piglets escape the cull? And what about Little Josh, Becky's hand-reared lamb? The waiting and hoping is the most agonising experience of Becky's life. Out of the Ashes is a powerful and moving fictional account of true events by award-winning author, Michael Morpurgo.