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The Last Act of Love

The Story of My Brother and His Sister

Cathy Rentzenbrink

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, The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink is a heartbreaking yet uplifting testament to a family's survival and the price we pay for love.

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9781447286394
Published: 05/05/2016

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cathy Rentzenbrink grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in London. A former Waterstones bookseller, she is now Project Director of the charity Quick Reads and Associate Editor of The Bookseller magazine.

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“This lovely, tender, painful book speaks for anyone who has suffered loss, on a scale from minor to cataclysmic . . . which pretty well means us all”

Deborah Moggach

“Extraordinary . . . An honest, heartbreaking, uplifting account of family tragedy. Read it.”

Jojo Moyes

“You may well cry, but you will feel better for having read it, which you absolutely must.”

Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive