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Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad
Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

'Nothing can ever ease the pain of the death of someone you love; nothing can magic it away. But if I can help anyone else facing what we have gone through, what we're still going through, by sharing what I've learnt, our loss won't feel completely meaningless.'

In 2015 former England football star Rio Ferdinand suddenly and tragically lost his wife and soul mate, Rebecca, age 34, to cancer. It was a profound shock, and Rio found himself struggling to cope not just with the pain of his grief but also with his new role as both mum and dad to their three young children. Rio's BBC1 documentary Being Mum and Dad touched everyone who watched it and won huge praise for the honesty and bravery he showed in talking about his emotions and experiences. His book now shares the story of meeting, marrying and losing Rebecca, his own and the family's grief - as well as the advice and support that get him through each day as they strive to piece themselves back together. It is written in the hope that he can inspire others struggling with loss and grief to find the help they need through this most difficult of times.

©2017 Rio Ferdinand (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved it. A brilliant book, so insightful. I'll definitely be listening to it again.

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  • Rowan
  • 24-10-2017

Mixed emotions.

Gut wrenching at times but am I being taken for a ride?
Mixed emotions wanting to believe this. A brilliant footballer without question. Reports in the media from the High Court cover his serial adultery but this book seemingly embarrassingly skips over such episodes. How does a book about his beloved wife not address this? Ferdinand is always at the vanguard of trends. Is this his Re-branding as a wholesome devoted family man too keep him in the mainstream? I hope not. left feeling a tad confused but probably just a product of scepticism on my part. 3Stars

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  • MR STEVEN P CRUISE
  • 03-01-2019

Great listen

Spoken from the heart
The story of the loss of a wife and then later a mum and how two different ways he dealt with it
Tearful emotional but beautifully written

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  • Mrs Tracy T Redwood Pain
  • 18-11-2018

Sometimes heat wrenching - candidly honest

I'm not a football fan at all - chose this book for the human factor and was not disappointed.
interesting insight into the life and mindset of an elite sportsman without dwelling on that aspect.
A moving account that had me in tears on a couple of occasions.

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  • andy carpenter
  • 23-05-2018

Really good book. Enjoyed it and in fact helped me with the lose of mum

Really good book. Enjoyed it and in fact helped me with the lose of mum

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2018

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inspiring, humbling,thought provoking!
extremely well written as it gives the reader fact but with deep emotion too
well narrated.

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  • Cheryl willott
  • 05-12-2017

Superb

Absolutely heartbreaking to listen to. But a fantastic insight into such a sad situation. Having lost my dad recently, it’s given me hope that things will get better x

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  • H. Ricketts
  • 24-10-2017

Very sad but a thought provoking, interesting read.

Listened to this as an audio book after seeing documentary. It’s very sad but well worth a read.