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  • Unflinchingly honestly. A beautiful book . . . everyone should read it

    The Sunday Times
  • There are scenes that will reduce you to tears, but there's also humour, forgiveness and uplifting optimism [...] by the end of this dazzling debut you just want to give her a huge cheer for coming through

    Evening Standard
  • Wise and moving . . . this memoir is an acknowledgment that love demands a price

  • By turns painful and joyful, this beautiful book has plenty of poignant lessons to teach us about grief and love

  • Gavanndra writes beautifully, her words are unsentimental but very lyrical [...] I loved this book and my tears fell into the bath as I read it

    Clover Stroud, author of The Sunday Times Bestselling memoir My Wild and Sleepless Nights
  • A devastating, heart-breaking and magnificent meditation on the function of memory. It will stay with me forever, so beautifully written

    Daisy Buchanan, author of The Sisterhood
  • A completely unforgettable and unique family memoir. A total cliché but I honestly couldn't put it down

    Hadley Freeman
  • A real tear-jerker

  • 'Beautifully-written, calm-but-utterly-compelling life-story of trauma and healing... the author seems lovely and I want to be her pal!'

    Marian Keyes
  • At a time when so many families are losing loved ones, and are denied even the scant comfort funerals provide, there is no more poignant moment for this book to appear

    Emily Hill, The Spectator

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