Event 18 | Manni Coe & Reuben Coe | brother. do. you. love. me.


Manni Coe & Reuben Coe – brother. do. you. love. me.

Reuben, aged 38, had been living in a home providing specialised care for adults with learning disabilities. For months he had been non-verbal, cut off from everyone he loved. In despair, he sent his older brother a text message: ‘brother. do. you. love. me.’ Immediately, Manni left his home in Spain, took Reuben out of care and moved them both into a cottage in the countryside where they discovered how to rebuild the bonds of brotherhood. Through their story they explore how, individually and collectively, we can all take better care of each other.

In conversation with Sophy Roberts

When: Tuesday 9th November 2022 @ 7.00 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom


Manni Coe grew up in Yorkshire and Berkshire and now lives in Dorset and Andalucia.  He works as a private guide in Spain and around the world.  This is his first book.

Reuben Coe grew up in Berkshire.  He completed a B-tech in drama and lived in Spain before moving to North Dorset.  His art has been used by St Paul’s Cathedral and his range of Christmas cards raised money for the NHS during the pandemic.  This is the first time his illustrations have appeared in a book.


Sophy Roberts is a British author and journalist based in West Dorset. Her focus is on travel stories in remote parts of the world, with a special interest in literature and history.  Her first non-fiction book, The Lost Pianos of Siberia, was published by Transworld in February 2020. It was named a Times, Sunday Times and Independent ‘Book of the Year’, a ‘Best Travel Book of 2020’ by Smithsonian Magazine, The Spectator, and i paper. Sophy holds a degree from the University of Oxford, and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.  She also takes photographs, and has shot cover features for FT How To Spend It, among others.


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