Cathy Rentzenbrink

Dear Reader – The Comfort and Joy of Books

Available to view from 11am, Thursday 17th September 2020

The Sunday Times best-selling author of The Last Act of Love has, for as long as she can remember, lost and found herself in stories. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat, lighting a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. She’ll be sharing Dear Reader, a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.

Email us at in advance to tell us which books you have always loved or have changed your life and we’ll try to discuss them during the event.

Talking to Carol Ackroyd

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