Jo Browning Wroe at Hart’s Books

Join novelist Jo Browning Wroe at Hart’s Books. Jo will be discussing her acclaimed debut novel A Terrible Kindness.

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Location
South East
Date
22.06.2022
Time
6:30 pm
About the Event

Join novelist Jo Browning Wroe at Hart’s Books. Jo will be discussing her acclaimed debut novel A Terrible Kindness.

A Terrible Kindness is a celebration of the power of community, love forged in pain and the redemption that comes from deep kindness in the face of terrible loss.

Tonight nineteen-year-old William Lavery is dressed for success, his first black-tie do. It’s the Midlands Chapter of the Institute of Embalmers Ladies’ Night Dinner Dance, and William is taking Gloria in her sequined evening gown. He can barely believe his luck. But as the guests sip their drinks and smoke their post-dinner cigarettes a telegram delivers news of a tragedy. An event so terrible it will shake the nation: a landslide at a coal mine has buried a school in Aberfan.

William decides he must act, so he stands and volunteers to attend. It will be his first job, and will be – although he’s yet to know it – a choice that threatens to sacrifice his own happiness. His work that night will force him to think about the little boy he was, and the losses he has worked so hard to bury. But compassion can have surprising consequences, because – as William discovers – giving so much to others can sometimes help us heal ourselves.