The heartbreaking and heartwarming true story of a mother dying of a cancer and the special gift she left for her husband and two young sons - it'll have you crying and laughing equally.
Now a major film starring Rafe Spall and Emilia Fox, which the Guardian called 'Heartfelt, sweet and desperately sad'.
'Always kiss the boys goodbye and goodnight.'
'Please teach the boys to say what they mean.'
'Mummy loved orange Club biscuits, jam and jelly and lemon curd.'
For Kate Greene, nothing was as important as the happiness and well-being of her two little boys, Reef and Finn, and her loving husband, Singe. Even when she fell very ill, they were her only concern. Over her last few days, Kate created Mum's List. With Singe's help, she wrote her thoughts and wishes down, trying to help the man she loved create the best life for their sons after she was gone. Mum's List encapsulates Kate's passionate nature, her free spirit and even her sense of humour. It became Singe's rock, as he turned to it again and again for strength and inspiration. Slowly, gradually, Singe began to fulfil Kate's requests.
This is the heart-warming memoir of how Kate's list has helped Singe and his brave little boys move on and build a new life for themselves, while always keeping her in their hearts.
This updated edition contains new material from Singe and behind-the-scenes photos from the film adaptation of the book.
St John Greene grew up in the West Country, where he met his teenage sweetheart, Kate. A qualified medic and lifeguard, St John, known to his friends as Singe, founded Training Saints, which specializes in teaching outdoor activities and helping people gain qualifications and careers in the maritime industry. Since Kate's death Singe has devoted his life to raising their two young sons, Reef and Finn. He spends all of his free time teaching them the things he loved to do with Kate: sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and power boating near their home in Somerset. Mum's List is his first book, and is the basis for the film of the same name.