• Matthew wrote a piece for The Guardian, Saturday December 5, 2009, to mark the fourth anniversary of his original article about Laurie, and announce the near-completion of the new unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
  • Matthew’s account of Laurie’s illness appeared in The Guardian on 3 December 2005. Matthew’s article appears in full in the 2006 edition of The Guardian Year.
  • Matty Groves by the Fair Field.
    MattyGrovesCDCover-160A CD for Laurie performed by a group of his friends from Fairfield High School. Click here for more info.
  • LAURIE: The Boy Who Lived
  • LaurieEngelTheBoyWhoLived-BookCover-160A book that tells the story of Laurie’s life in his own and others’ words. Click here for more info.
  • Extracts from the Red Notebooks
    Matthew’s book, published by Macmillan, is a collection of quirky quotes, jokes and facts jotted down over more than a quarter of a century. It has already won rave reviews from Bill Bryson, John Cleese, Sebastian Faulks, Maureen Lipman and Jeremy Paxman. To read Matthew’s Financial Times article about the book, click here.

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