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Love and Care: Once my mother looked after me. Now I look after her.

Shaun Deeney

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A beautifully heartfelt and gently humorous account of a son caring for his mother whilst getting to grips with his own life post-divorce.

Shaun Deeney has just embarked on a new life in France. His two daughters are grown-up, he has survived a divorce and he is hoping he might find love one last time. But the sudden death of his father changes everything.

With his mother in a care home, Shaun knows he has a choice to make. Does he leave her there, or give up his new-found freedom to care for her in the home she once shared with his father?

Love and Care charts their first year living together; the changing seasons framing their relationship. Will he cope and prove the doubters wrong? What will it mean for his chances of finding love?

His search for love becomes entwined with reflections on his parents' own marriage. With raw honesty and humour, Shaun explores our ability to keep hope alive, to forgive and be forgiven. Love and Care is a celebration of our capacity to love, in all its forms.

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Shaun Deeney

Shaun Deeney is a former journalist and Emmy award-winning film and TV producer. He has made current affairs programmes for ITV on social issues, including care. He is also the creator of a podcast on caring for his mother called Love and Care. Shaun has a degree in English and American Literature from Kent at Canterbury. He has two daughters and loves listening to Frank Sinatra. For more information visit shaundeeney.com.

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