Finding Joy (Hardcover)

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Finding Joy (Hardcover)


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'Perhaps the sweetest and most poignant book of the year . . . It's often said that men don't talk about their feelings enough: this widowed father has doodled about them instead, and the result is more eloquent than any words' DAILY MAIL, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

When his wife, Joy, died very suddenly, a daily drawing became the way Gary Andrews dealt with his grief.

From learning how to juggle his kids' playdates and single-handedly organising Christmas, to getting used to the empty side of the bed, Gary's honest and often hilarious illustrations have touched the hearts of thousands on social media.

Finding Joy is the story of how one family learned to live again after tragedy.

An uplifting, funny and beautifully illustrated journey to hope, for fans of Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, and Raymond Briggs' Ethel & Ernest

Born in 1961, Gary graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1983 at which point he fell into a career in animation. Over the years he worked on many commercials and pop promos, had a spell at Disney, animated several Beatrix Potter characters as well as Toad from The Wind in the Willows. He has directed Fireman Sam and Horrid Henry and is also a prolific illustrator, often be seen in the pages of Private Eye, where he has been illustrating the 'Sylvie Krin' stories for over 30 years.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529338133
ISBN-10: 1529338131
Publisher: John Murray
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English
Wonderful . . . out of this huge tragedy [Gary Andrews] has created something beautiful and poignantDr Rangan Chatterjee

If ever there was something created from the heart, this is it.A remarkable book that charts the journey of grief with warmth, compassion and humour. For those of us who have experienced loss, it offers comfort and hope. Despite the story of loss, there is so much joy in these pagesJason Watkins, BAFTA award-winning actor and Patron of Child Bereavement UK

Gary's humble and charmingly relatable collection will conjure tears, laughter and a sense that even if you're going through the deepest pain, there's still wonder to be found in lifeTalkabout, Marie Curie magazine

Touching and genuinely upliftingHelen Brown, Daily Mail

A delightful and poignant rollercoasterCariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast

Sad but uplifting, beautiful and absolutely brilliantJill Mansell