Rosie Fenton's book, The Last Cake is a journey through her life, one of pain, joy, addiction, illness and grief but all of these are soaked with a deep determination as she tells of the painful loss of two parents to multiple sclerosis, and eventually her own diagnosis. The book is a compelling read, simply because of it's raw honesty. Throughout, she never sugar coats any of the negative experiences; we get it handed to us exactly how it is and the book is all the richer for this. Underpinning all the threads in her book is her unfailing love and compassion , mainly for her two autistic children, but also for humankind as a whole. Reading this book left me with an immense feeling of gratitude for all the blessings in life that each and every one of us has if we simply take the time to look.