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Dear Blacksmith: A Journey of Love and Loss

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Carpenter Room, Central Library

Surrey Street

Sheffield

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Part love story, part grief memoir, Dear Blacksmith recounts Beverley Ward’s brief and unconventional love affair with 'Blacksmith Paul', a maverick who lived out on the moors in the Peak District – and the heart-rending details of her grief after his sudden death, just eight months into their relationship.

Adapted from the much-loved blog Swimming Through Clouds, the story is told through a series of searingly-honest diary entries, reflections, and poems addressed to the Blacksmith. In a heartfelt rejection of 'stiff upper lip' culture, 'Writer Beverley' sheds all inhibitions to examine grief at its most raw and brutal; from planning her love’s funeral with a family that she’d never met, to learning to live alone again following the loss both of her soulmate and her mother, a few weeks earlier.

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