Brother. Do. You. Love. Me. (Hardcover)

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By Manni Coe, Reuben Coe (Illustrator)
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This unusual love story is between two brothers. The older brother dedicates six months to his beloved younger brother, doing nothing but working to bring him back from a very dark place. I fell in love with both of these remarkable brothers. The entire book is beautiful and uplifting, but the end is truly spectacular. 

— Kay Wosewick

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The story of two brothers, one with Down syndrome, and their extraordinary journey of resilience and repair.

"Profoundly moving and hugely uplifting."--Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Reuben, aged 38, was living in a home for adults with learning disabilities. He hadn't established an independent life in the care system and was still struggling to accept that he had Down syndrome. Depressed and in a fog of antidepressants, he hadn't spoken for over a year. The only way he expressed himself was by writing poems or drawing felt-tip scenes from his favorite musicals and films. Increasingly isolated, cut off from everyone and everything he loved, Reuben sent a text message: brother. do. you. love. me.

When Manni received this desperate message from his youngest brother, he knew everything had to change. He immediately left his life in Spain and returned to England, moving Reuben out of the care home and into an old farm cottage in the countryside. In the stillness of winter, they began an extraordinary journey of repair, rediscovering the depths of their brotherhood, one gradual step at a time.

Combining Manni's tender words with Reuben's powerful illustrations, their story of hope and resilience questions how we care for those we love, and demands that, through troubled times, we learn how to take better care of each other.

About the Author


Manni Coe grew up in Yorkshire and Berkshire. He studied Latin American history culture at Edinburgh University which took him on adventures in South America before he finally settled in Andalucia, Spain. He now lives between Dorset and a tiny town called Archidona. He is the second of four brothers. He works as a private guide in Spain and around the world. brother.do.you.love.me is his first book. Reuben Coe grew up in Berkshire and is the youngest of four brothers. He completed a B-tech in Drama and has a passion for drawing. His art has been used by both Norwich and St Paul's Cathedral and his range of Christmas cards helped raise funds for the NHS during the pandemic. brother.do.you.love.me is his first book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781778401442
ISBN-10: 1778401449
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English