"He has written a courageous and valuable book – one that both throws light into some hitherto curtained corners and honours the life they had together." John Preston, Daily Mail
"The story of a blissful marriage, cross-cut with a raw commentary on the progress of his wife's disease… It's the exhausted voice of carers everywhere – exasperation, loss, fear, frustrated love." Elizabeth Grice, Daily Telegraph
"What is likeable about the memoir is Suchet's lack of a stiff upper lip. He writes about love in the tone of a schoolboy, trying to make sense of an overwhelming crush…the memoir is an act of loving resistance." Kate Kellaway, The Observer
"Heartfelt, vivid and true" Sunday Times Culture
“The writing is honest and the emotions he has been put through over the last four or five years are ones which many carers will recognise in themselves. However, it is not all gloom, and he intersperses his account with the story of how he fell in love with his wife…if you were to look at the photographs in the book, you might think his life with Bonnie has been one long party.” The Spectator
John Suchet is an award-winning British newsreader, television presenter, author and a morning radio show host on Classic FM. Most famous for being a newsreader for ITV News, John worked for the channel for 32 years, between 1972 and 2004.
He retired from ITN in 2004, but made a welcome return to TV news in 2006, presenting Five News.
In February 2009 John appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about Bonnie's dementia and to raise awareness of the disease and the charities supporting it.
He has received a number of awards, notably The Royal Television Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and The Television Newscaster of the Year.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Having had experience of someone with dementia, I could appreciate John's love and, at times, frustration with Bonnie.Published 24 days ago by cold feet
A heart rendering account of caring for a person with a diagnosis of dementia the highs and lows, the living grief. Normalising the experiences of the carer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr George G Hiscocks
A brilliant book from start to finish, so well written, but so sad for John and
Bonnie, a cruel end to a love story.
I could identify with John Suchet's story as I am a carer to my husband who has Parkinson's Dementia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by fran51
I think it was the most honest and moving account of what is the most cruel illness .my mum had it and now my sister. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kathleen m fletcher
Not the best dementia book I have read, seemed a bit self centred. But still very. Readable.Published 1 month ago by soopoo
helped my mum understand more about living with someone with dementiaPublished 2 months ago by Joanne Middleton