Dear Blacksmith by Beverley Ward - Book launch

Tue 25 Feb 2020 - 7:00 pm


Join our writer in residence to celebrate the launch of her memoir, Dear Blacksmith

Part love story, part grief memoir, Dear Blacksmith recounts the author’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.

A complex journey from the depths of sorrow to the beginnings of recovery, this book is a work of extraordinary sincerity; and ultimately, a hard-earned testament to the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit.

Beverley will talk with Auriel Majumdar about the journey of creating the book and will give a short reading before signing books. Books will be available to purchase on the night.

https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/125/dear_blacksmith_paul__a_journey_of_love_and_loss



Tue 25 Feb 2020
From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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