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Me After You by Lucie Brownlee
  

Me After You

Biography / Autobiography   
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Lucie Brownlee lost her husband Mark when he suddenly dropped dead at the age of 37. Through her blog, Wife after death and now in her autobiography she charts the two years she has spent as a widow and how she has – and hasn’t coped with widowhood. There are the horrors and the depressions but there are occasional flashes of black humour too as she tries to adjust to life without her beloved husband.

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Synopsis

Me After You by Lucie Brownlee

'He crashed on to the pillow next to me, heavy as a felled oak. I slapped His face and told Him to wake up. Our daughter, B, appeared in the doorway, woken up by the screaming - I must have been screaming but I don't remember - and she was crying and peering in. I told her the ultimate adult lie; that everything was all right.' Sudden death is rude. It just wanders in and takes your husband without any warning; it doesn't even have the decency to knock. At the impossibly young age of 37, as they were making love one night, Lucie Brownlee's beloved husband Mark dropped dead. As Lucie tried to make sense of her new life - the one she never thought she would be living - she turned to writing to express her grief. Me After You is the stunning, irreverent and heartbreakingly honest result.

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Raw, riveting and beautifully written ... This is a brave, hugely emotional and above all wise book about something that most of us, in different ways, will have to go through at some point. Much recommended. Andrew Marr


About the Author

Lucie Brownlee is based in the north-east of England (Newcastle) and recently won Best Personal Blog at the Blog North Awards. Her short story 'T-shirt Weather' was shortlisted for the Guardian's 2010 short story prize, while 'Late Night Final' was shortlisted for the GQ / Soho House 'City Stories' competition. She has also written for The Independent.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

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Lucie Brownlee

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9780753555835

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