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Mum's List

Mum's List [Kindle Edition]

St John Greene
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'In this sad, beautiful memoir, [St John] tells his heartbreaking but inspirational story - one that will make you appreciate love and life and stay with you long after you've read the last page' --Closer, 'Hot Picks'

'It's one of the most moving stories you'll read' --Daily Express

'An inspiring and moving account of the couple's relationship. It is also testament to her deep love for the young sons she realised she would never see grow up' --The Sun

'Heart-wrenching' --Daily Mail

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'Kiss boys two times after I have gone'

'Please teach the boys to say what they mean'

'Mummy loved orange Club biscuits, jam and jelly and lemon curd'

On her deathbed, Kate Greene's only concern was for her two little boys, Reef and Finn, and her loving husband, Singe. She knew she'd be leaving them behind very soon.

Over her last few days, Kate created Mum's List. The couple talked and cried together as she wrote her thoughts and wishes down, trying to help the man she loved create the best life for their boys after she was gone.

It wasn't the first time Singe and Kate had faced the spectre of death. Four years earlier, doctors discovered a large lump in baby Reef 's abdomen. Kate, pregnant with Finn, was so distressed that she gave birth dangerously early. Both boys pulled through, but afterwards Kate received the diagnosis that every woman dreads . . .

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107 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 1 Mar 2012
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I had read an interview that Singe Greene gave sometime last year and was pleased to hear that he had written their story. I ordered this book on Monday - received Tuesday morning - read it by Tuesday evening. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried all the way through. Even though the story is extremely moving the way that it is told is amazing. I cannot recommend it enough. I have already lent my copy out and have ordered another for my mum.
I have just watched his interview on 'this morning' and cried all over again. Please read this book it was brilliant .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring read 9 Mar 2012
A beautifully written book that I read in one sitting. Once i'd read the first page I couldn't put it down. The story is beautifully written and shows the horrific journey through cancer that so many people will be able to identify with.
The story is so well told and really made me evaluate what is important in my life and what I would want for my husband and daughter if anything were ever to happen to me.
An inspirational story of love and courage that I can't recomment highly enough!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG 9 Mar 2012
By Julie
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I can honestly say until yesterday I have never read a book cover to cover let alone in one go, Having seen Singe and the beautiful Reef and Finn on this morning I thought I'd give the book ago, I really wasn't disapointed! I cried and smiled and cried and smiled what a beautiful but very sad and emotional story my heart went out to them all along with Singe and Kates Parents to have to watch your child go through all of this is utterley heartbreaking. Please read this book your outlook on life will never be the same!.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An opportunity to look at your own life 14 April 2012
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I ordered this book and began reading despite telling myself it was too hardcore for me. I literally downloaded and started reading without thinking after several days of telling my friends there was no way I was reading it! Such a sad an in depth story about a young mother of two boys that found a lump in her breast. I got 85% of the way through before thinking to myself 'isn't it about time you started checking yourself?' I hopped in the shower that night and was truly mortified to find I had a lump in my own breast. All rationale went clean out of the window and being Easter weekend with no doctors around for 4 days spent the entire 4 days beside myself with worry until the doctors opened on Tuesday morning. I am seeing the specialist Tue coming and am praying to god that everything is ok.
Obviously I can't finish the book, it's given me the fear! I urge any woman before embarking upon this poignant story to thoroughly check their breasts before proceeding. Because if you do find anything be it a cyst, fat tissue or gid forbid anything more sinister, the journey of panic and worry that it will take you is truly horrific.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so inspiring 5 Mar 2012
By leanne
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i found this book very inspiring. what an amazing thing for the mother and father to have done when things were so bad. i would recommend anyone to read it. took me 2 evenings to read and a box of tissues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 3 Nov 2012
By Cath
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I have long thought about writing lists - God knows - I have lots of lists at home - remember to do this, remember to do that, shopping lists, lists for things going on in the week, as a family, we have lists that go on and on and have done for years and years (get the windows done, get the garage door fixed etc). And in my head are other lists - I'd love to visit Italy, I'd love to go to New York. There are other things that have been crossed off already - go to Florida with the kids, swim with the dolphins..... A lack of money stops us doing a lot of things. But if there is one thing this book has brought home is that life can change - just like that. And some dreams don't become a memory because they never happened. But now I am going to write my life lists - I won't be cut up if I don't do them all. But it will be like little dreams...something to aim for. This book has inspired me to do that. How sad that Kate couldn't see her boys grow up. I had a few tears during the book. Not as many as I thought I would. Until the end. When I was at 97% on my kindle. And a beautiful photo of Kate staring back. I really cried then. Not sure why - probably the fact that a beautiful life so young taken by this horrible disease. Photos are my thing. My family always have a little "oh, not again" moan when I get the camera out. But to me - that's what memories are made of. I put off reading this book - I downloaded it after Singe and his boys were being interviewed on the BBC breakfast news show just as it was being released. I kind of thought I mentally had to be prepared to read it - reading about children losing their mum needed me to be in a place where I could "handle it". But I wish I had read it sooner. It really wasn't like that. I'm glad I have read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Im now looking for my own 4 leafed clover 19 July 2012
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Everyone should read this book, it shows the strength of a mother when facing death, what a tremendous woman she must have been her boys should be proud
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 17 July 2012
By denise
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great read could not leave this book down took it on holidays laughed cried brilliant recommened this book to everyone
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely book
Published 9 days ago by jo adcocks
4.0 out of 5 stars Mum`s list
Very heart rending and a very addictive book Hope they are all still doing well couldn't put the book down x
Published 1 month ago by piggin
3.0 out of 5 stars very sad book didnt read much of it
to sad for me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by jenny wren3
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read.
I was hooked from start to well written it's as though your sat with Singe as he tells his story. I feel like I know him from reading this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kc
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing family. Didn't want the book to end
Heartbreaking but inspiring book! Sobbed my way through it!! An amazing family. Didn't want the book to end!
Published 3 months ago by Wol
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful story I just loved it
What a wonderful story I just loved it, it made me cry in some parts, I am keeping in on my kindle as I will read it again,
Published 3 months ago by Betty
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I was amazed at his strength and hope that if I was in the same situation I would be able to cope like he did I am sure Kate is looking down and saying how proud she is of him. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Linda ODonovan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by jim ingram
5.0 out of 5 stars Mum's list
Very good read sad and hard at times but very much full of love.and hope for the future. if u get the chance.
Published 5 months ago by Webbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Mum's list
Just amazing lost for words but a brave family a family that comes together through thick and thin loved reading this book although sad very much heart felt
Published 5 months ago by suzy kettle
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