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`Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes'
Mail on Sunday

`How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.'

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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away: A Death that Brought the Gift of Life by Cole Moreton

`Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes'
Mail on Sunday

`How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.'

Marc is a promising young footballers of 15, growing up in Scotland. A few hundred miles away in England, Martin is a fun-loving 16-year-old. Both are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illnesses. Within days, the boys are close to death.

Although their paths have never crossed, their fortunes are about to be bound in the most extraordinary, intimate way. One of them will die and in doing so, he will save the other's life.

This is a deeply powerful and dramatic story. It is extremely rare for the family of a donor to have any personal contact with the recipient of their loved one's organ. Yet remarkably, the mothers of these two boys meet and become friends, enabling the extraordinary, bittersweet moment in which a mother who has lost her son meets the boy he saved. Reaching out and placing her palm flat against his chest, she feels the heart of her son beating away inside another. Her boy, the boy who gave his heart away.

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`Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes'
Mail on Sunday

About Cole Moreton


Cole Moreton is an author and broadcaster exploring who we are and how we live. He writes for Event, the Mail on Sunday magazine, and was named Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards in 2016. His Radio 4 series, The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away, won gold as the Radio Academy's Audio Moment of the Year in 2016. His first book, Hungry for Home, was shortlisted for the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Cole is a father of four who lives by the coast and spends as much time as possible staring out to sea.

Writing The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away has completely changed his mind about organ donation.

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GOR008703168
The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away: A Death that Brought the Gift of Life by Cole Moreton
Cole Moreton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2017-09-21
320
0008225745
9780008225742
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.