Emma Brown battled anorexia for more than half her life, spending years in and out of hospital until she died from complications of the disorder at 27. Her father, Simon, describes the pain of watching his eldest child’s struggle – and why he is working with those who handled her care.

At one point, Emma was stealing thousands of pounds from her father, spending the money in her favourite restaurants – Zizzi’s, Eat and Yo! Sushi.

It was not about living a luxury lifestyle: driving her behaviour was a debilitating eating disorder that eventually cost Emma her life.

“I probably single-handedly funded the development of restaurants in Cambridge,” said Simon Brown, half-jokingly. “She’d spend maybe £200 a day going from one to the other.”

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