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The Last Act of Love
The Last Act of Love (Hardback)
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Read our exclusive interview with Cathy, in which she talks about finally being able to think of the fun and laughter she shared with Matty, the importance of being realistic about medical 'miracles' and the authors whose books sustained her at her darkest times.





In the summer of 1990, Cathy's brother Matty was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out. It was two weeks before his GCSE results, which turned out to be the best in his school. Sitting by his unconscious body in hospital, holding his hand and watching his heartbeat on the monitors, Cathy and her parents willed him to survive. They did not know then that there are many and various fates worse than death. This is the story of what happened to Cathy and her brother, and the unimaginable decision that she and her parents had to make eight years after the night that changed everything. It's a story for anyone who has ever watched someone suffer or lost someone they loved or lived through a painful time that left them forever changed. Told with boundless warmth and affection, it is a heartbreaking yet uplifting testament to a family's survival and the price we pay for love.



BiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with disabilityHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyGiving up smokingCoping with death & bereavement Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 02/07/2015 ISBN-13: 9781447286370  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in London. An ex-bookseller, she is now Project Director of the charity Quick Reads and Books Editor of the Bookseller magazine.

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