My Life in Books
Cathy Rentzenbrink in conversation with Sara Veal
Cathy Rentzenbrink’s lifelong love of reading has taken her on a journey from bookseller and literacy activist to Sunday Times bestselling author. Her debut, The Last Act of Love, is a heartrending, powerful and exquisite memoir of family tragedy, while her follow-up, A Manual for Heartache, offers advice on how to deal with life’s bumps and shocks and sadnesses. Sara Veal talks to Cathy about her life in books on both sides of the page, her most recent work in Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers and her upcoming memoir: Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books, which will be published in January 2020.