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Cathy Rentzenbrink: A Manual for Heartache

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Blackwell's Bookshop is delighted to welcome Cathy Rentzenbrink to Edinburgh to share her new book A Manual for Heartache, a companion to her bestselling The Last Act of Love


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I’m not a doctor, a therapist, a philosopher, a priest or an expert on anything. I’m just a human being who has thought a lot about how to be alive in this world. I don’t want this to be difficult or sad. I poured the details of my anguish into my first book, but this is one that I hope you could safely give to someone without worrying about pushing them further into the abyss… I think of this book as a verbal cuddle, or a loving message in a bottle – tossed into the sea to wash up at the feet of someone in need. Take from it what you will… I wrote this for myself, but also for you, so that even as your heart breaks and aches, and you can’t imagine how you will ever feel better, you can know you are not alone.

Heartache is human: over the course of our lives, we all encounter sadness and loss. But what do we say when the worst has happened to someone we love – and how do we cope when it happens to us?

With boundless warmth and compassion, Cathy Rentzenbrink shares her experiences of living with heartache and looking for hope and joy in a cruel world. The result is a survival guide for hard times; a book that will shine a chink of light into a dark day and remind you that you are not alone.


Cathy will be in conversation with Peggy Hughes, Director of Literary Dundee and the Dundee Literary Festival.


About the Author
Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in London, where she works as a writer and journalist. She is the author of the bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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