Join us for a special BookTalk in collaboration with the Paristamen CIO funder-initiative on death and dying. We welcome acclaimed writer, Cathy Rentzenbrink, for a 'Meet the Author' session in conversation with Jenny Kitzinger about love and loss and her remarkable memoir, The Last Act of Love, which was both a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for The Wellcome Trust Prize.
With unflinching honesty Cathy describes the unimaginable pain of losing her brother to catastrophic brain injuries and the decision that changed her family’s lives forever. Powerful, intimate and intensely moving, this is a personal journey with universal resonance – a story of unconditional love, of grief, survival and the strength of the ties that bind.
- ‘Profoundly moving . . . This book should be read by... anybody who is concerned by the way our society has such difficulty in accepting that meaningful life is about more than just a beating heart’ (Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm, in the New Statesman)
- ‘The book’s real power lies in Rentzenbrink’s skill as a writer, her ability to unearth precise and agonising details quietly, with no self-pity or drama . . . it falls into a tradition of beautifully written accounts of grief, such as Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking . . . Rentzenbrink unearths the profound truths of human experience.’ (Sunday Times)
Because this event is a collaboration and part of a broader event, PLEASE NOTE the change of location and time for this event, which will be held at 18.00 in Williams Court, Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10 5DQ.