Event 12

Manni and Reuben Coe talk to Mark Haddon

brother. do. you. love. me.

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage (Hay Castle, Great Hall)

This is a memoir of two brothers and their extraordinary journey of resilience and repair. Written by Manni Coe and illustrated by Reuben Coe, it tells of how Reuben had been non-verbal, living in a home providing care for adults with learning disabilities, alone and unable to express himself. Desperate, he sent Manni a text message: brother. do. you. love. me.

Manni immediately left his home in Spain, took Reuben out of care and moved them both into a cottage in the Dorset countryside. Slowly they began to rebuild their relationship.

Moving, funny and poignant, the book is a parable for our times, exploring how far we can go for those we love, individually and collectively.

In conversation with award winning writer Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Manni and Reuben Coe talk to Mark Haddon