brother. do. you. love. me. by Manni Coe and Reuben Coe

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The Sunday Times Bestseller is available now in paperback – shortlisted for Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, this book is a combination of Manni’s tender words and Reuben’s compelling illustrations – a story of hope and resilience that questions how we care for those closest to us.

Published 29 Feb 2024

About the Book…

Reuben, aged 38, was living in a home for adults with learning disabilities and struggling to accept that he had Down’s syndrome. Depressed and in a fog of anti-depressants, he hadn’t spoken for over a year. 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. Together 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 compelling illustrations, their story of hope and resilience questions how we care for those closest to us and draws a moving portrait of brotherly love.

About the Author…

Manni Coe grew up in Yorkshire and Berkshire and now lives between Andalusia and Dorset. He works as a walking guide in Spain and around the world. brother. do. you. love. me. is his first book and he is finishing his second.
Reuben Coe grew up in Berkshire and is the youngest of four brothers.  He completed a B-tech in Drama before settling into life in a care home in Newbury. Always open to adventure, he decided to go and live in Spain with his brother Manni. They enjoyed seven sun-filled years together but now Reuben has returned to the UK and lives in North Dorset. He 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. This is the first time his illustrations have appeared in a book.



Manni Coe, Reuben Coe



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29 Feb 2024


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