Cathy Rentzenbrink with Max Porter – The Last Act of Love: A conversation on love and grief Tuesday 30th June 7pm

LastActCathyLastActCathyIn the summer of 1990, Cathy’s brother Matty was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out. It was two weeks before his GCSE results, which turned out to be the best in his school. Sitting by his unconscious body in hospital, holding his hand and watching his heartbeat on the monitors, Cathy and her parents willed him to survive. They did not know then that there are many and various fates worse than death. This is the story of what happened to Cathy and her brother, and the unimaginable decision that she and her parents had to make eight years after the night that changed everything. It’s a story for anyone who has ever watched someone suffer or lost someone they loved or lived through a painful time that left them forever changed.

Told with boundless warmth and affection, it is a heartbreaking yet uplifting testament to a family’s survival and the price we pay for love. Sheila has read this book and believes that it is one of the most inspiring books she has ever read. Click here to read her review. For those of you who don’t know Cathy, you can find out more about her here.

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Cathy will be in conversation with Granta editor Max Porter and they will explore grief, love, loss, and family, and how we deal with the pain caused.

Tickets are £4 for entry or £10 for entry +  a copy of The Last Act Of Love (in hardback).  Book tickets now online, via email, via telephone 020 8670 1920 or in person in the bookshop.

Dulwich Books Winner Best Independent Bookshop UK & Ireland

Bookseller Industry Awards!

Sheila Collecting BA Award
Sheila collecting the award for best independent bookshop in UK & Ireland 2014

Dulwich Books wins national award! Dulwich Books was voted the best independent in the UK & Ireland on 12th May by industry colleagues.

The judges said “combining the traditional virtues of bookselling with thoroughly modern marketing & digital actiPrintvity”, “vastly experienced staff”, “offering superb customer service”, “a packed calender of events”, “eye-catching 21% leap in sales”, “the energy is amazing” and that Dulwich Books was a destination bookshop

The award was presented by Alan Johnson at the industry dinner of nearly 1,000 people and a good night was had by all!
It just leaves me to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their loyalty, support and advice over the years. We are very proud of what we have achieved and you make it a very enjoyable job.

It is a thrill to be rewarded for doing our job. Sheila

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