'A beacon of hope in a dark world' Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Pool
One night in November 2015, when Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his baby son, his wife Hélène was killed, along with 88 other people, at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. Three days later, Antoine wrote an open letter to his wife’s killers on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his baby son’s life be defined by their acts. ‘For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom,’ he wrote. Instantly, that short post caught fire and was shared thousands of times around the world. An extraordinary and heartbreaking memoir, You Will Not Have My Hate is a universal message of hope and resilience in our troubled times.
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You Will Not Have My Hate is a twelve-day diary. It begins on 13 November, 2015, the day Hélène Muyal-Leiris and 88 others died in the attack on the Bataclan theatre in Paris. The book’s author is Antoine Leiris, Hélène’s widow and father of their 17-month-old son, who wrote an open letter to his wife’s killers on Facebook that quickly went viral. This searing account of his experiences and grief is just as devastating and resolutely hopeful.
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Well... what can I say, watching the interview on itv This Morning 20/10/2016 on the tragedy of a man and beautiful baby boy loosing his wonderful wife and mother to an attack that was uncalled for. Listening and remembering that tragic day. I had to buy this book straight away! I brought it this morning and have finished it this afternoon. I have smiled I have cried, to know how this, is how loved ones can be taken so quickly with out one last goodbye it really makes you cherish every moment. This man and little boy are so inspirational they deserve to be very happy my heart goes out to you both and all other family friends who have lost a very wonderful woman. I would like to hear how your life is in, in the future... big hugs xxxx