Jo Browning Wroe in Edinburgh

Jo Browning Wroe will be at Topping and Company Booksellers in Edinburgh to discuss A Terrible Kindness, her extraordinary, compassionate and original debut novel.

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Location
Scotland
Date
15.03.2022
Time
8:00 pm
About the Event

Jo Browning Wroe is one of the Observer’s top 10 debut novelists of 2022. She will be at Topping and Company Booksellers in Edinburgh in March to discuss A Terrible Kindness, an extraordinary, compelling, compassionate and original debut novel. It has been shortlisted for the Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews award.

Jo 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.

‘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.

‘It’s a long time since I’ve read a debut novel that moved me so much.’ Rachel Joyce

Head to the bookshop for an evening of fiction with this exciting new voice.