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    • Publication date:18 Feb 2010
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    • Publication date:28 Oct 2010

Cleo

How a small black cat helped heal a family

By Helen Brown

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From the publisher of MARLEY & ME and DEWEY, the bestselling and uplifting story of Cleo the kitten, who helps to heal a family after a terrible tragedy, now optioned for film.

For all those people who love cats and for all those who say they're not (but secretly are...) the bestselling and deeply moving story of a cat who healed a family, now optioned for film.

'We're not going to get a kitten, we're just going to look at them. . .' Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam desperately wanted one. So that day he chose a beautiful little black kitten to be delivered to their home in a few weeks' time. A week later, tragedy struck and Sam was killed in an accident leaving his family torn apart by grief.

Struggling to cope, Helen forgot about the kitten until, one day, it was delivered to their door. Traumatised by Sam's death, Helen didn't know what to do with it. But Sam's younger brother Rob wanted to keep her, as she was, after all, Sam's cat. And for the first time since Sam's death, Helen saw Rob smile. Cleo the kitten had to stay. And stay with the family she did, going on to become the family's high priestess and guardian for well over twenty years. Cleo's personality was immense, and she became witness to the family's life through times of joy and sadness, sharing everything with them. CLEO is a beautifully written, warm, and often funny book about love, loss and redemption and family.

Biographical Notes

Helen Brown Gentry was born and brought up in New Zealand where she worked as a journalist, TV presenter and scriptwriter. Now living in Melbourne, Australia with her family, Helen continues to write columns for the New Zealand media, where she's been voted Columnist of the Year several times.

Website: www.helenbrown.com.au

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  • ISBN: 9781848945098
  • Publication date: 28 Oct 2010
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  • Imprint: Two Roads
Possibly the next Marley & Me, Cleo, is an honest and un-mawkish true story of ordinary people rebuilding their lives after a tragedy, with the help of a kitten. Even non cat-lovers will be moved. — Good Housekeeping
Cat-lovers will be charmed and amused . . . a salutary reminder of the gratitude we humans owe to our companion animals. — Daily Mail
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