Jo Browning Wroe in Conversation with Darryl Webber

Author Jo Browning Wroe, will be discussing her debut, bestselling novel A Terrible Kindness with journalist, Darryl Webber.

100 in stock

Location
East of England
Date
31.03.2022
Time
7:00 pm
About the Event

Author Jo Browning Wroe, will be discussing her debut, bestselling novel A Terrible Kindness with journalist, Darryl Webber.

When we go through something impossible, someone, or something, will help us, if we let them…

It is October 1966 and William Lavery is having the night of his life at his first black-tie do. But, as the evening unfolds, news hits of a landslide at a coal mine. It has buried a school: Aberfan.

William decides he must act, so he stands and volunteers to attend. It will be his first job as an embalmer, and it will be one he never forgets. His work that night will force him to think about the little boy he was, and the losses he has worked so hard to forget.

But compassion can have surprising consequences, because – as William discovers – giving so much to others can sometimes help us heal ourselves.

Jo Browning Wroe grew up in a crematorium in Birmingham. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is now Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Her debut novel, A Terrible Kindness, was shortlisted for the Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews award and became an instant Sunday Times bestseller. We are thrilled to welcome Jo and Darryl Webber, the multi-talented journalist, blogger, sub-editor and designer, for an evening discussion at The Blue Boar on Thursday 31st March.

The event will take place upstairs in The Blue Boar’s function room, The Long Room. Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite or directly in the shop. Please use your receipt of purchase as your ticket. Jo’s book will be available to purchase and have signed at the event.