When the Dust Settles (Hardback)
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When the Dust Settles (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 31/03/2022
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Waterstones Says

From the Boxing Day tsunami to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lucy Easthope has worked on the frontline in the wake of numerous disasters over the past two decades and in this inspiring and unflinching memoir she recounts a life spent confronting other people's trauma and helping them to move forward.

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TELEGRAPH AND THE NEW STATESMAN

"A marvellous book" Rev Richard Coles

"Gripping... filled with compassion." Sunday Times

"Remarkable... hopeful and uplifting." Mail on Sunday

"An antidote to despair" Daily Mirror

"Enthralling... vivid and humane" Observer

"Exemplary" New Statesman

When a plane crashes, a bomb explodes, a city floods or a pandemic begins, Lucy Easthope's phone starts to ring.
Lucy is a world-leading authority on recovering from disaster. She holds governments to account, supports survivors and helps communities to rebuild. She has been at the centre of the most seismic events of the last few decades, advising on everything from the 2004 tsunami and the 7/7 bombings to the Grenfell fire and the war in Ukraine. Lucy's job is to pick up the pieces and get us ready for what comes next.

Lucy takes us behind the police tape to scenes of chaos, and into government briefing rooms where confusion can reign. She also looks back at the many losses and loves of her life and career, and tells us how we can all build back after disaster.

When the Dust Settles lifts us up, showing that humanity, hope and humour can - and must - be found on the darkest days.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529358247
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Never less than reassuringly humane... She shows and tells and, vitally, cares. - Telegraph

An unlikely superhero... this gripping memoir is full of compassion. A remarkable insight into the decisions involved in disaster planning. - Sunday Times

Easthope, whether she knows it or not, is that rare thing, a genuine philosopher thinking through what she is actually doing in the mitigation of human suffering. - New Statesman

The disasters recalled here often read like short stories, each of them filled with high drama, surreal twists and mysteries to be solved. - Guardian

'A remarkable account...This should be a dark and depressing read; that it isn't, that it is ultimately hopeful and uplifting, is down to the utter human decency that the author represents' - Mail on Sunday

An essential, uplifting read, brimming with humanity, humility and humour. - Sue Black

An entirely unique vision of the human experience - Irish Times

Candid, unsettling and darkly funny - Sunday Post

Poignant, funny, analytical and profoundly humane - Perspective Magazine

Dauntless and forthright - TLS

Deeply humane, occasionally unsettling, and strangely uplifting - Irish Business Post

A book of horror and hope, written with rare humanity. - John Sutherland

When the Dust Settles taught me is that all experiences are of value... Easthope shows us how perfection and imperfection are woven together. Everything is flawed. Yet there is also hope despite the flaws. - Rachel Kelly

Her sensitive and profoundly moral book explores how human beings can preserve their resilience and live with loss. - New Statesman

Rewrites your perceptions of the disasters and wars of our lifetime with vivid details and vignettes... laced with humanity and decency. A literary memento which honours the messy truth of life.' - The Critic

An inspiring memoir. Easthope advises, supports and helps to rebuild lives. - Yorkshire Post

A riveting no-nonsense memoir that pulls back the curtains on your worst fears and shows you that someone, somewhere, will always truly care. - Jenny Colgan

Outstanding... a graphic but deeply humane account of what drew her to take on such work, and how she steels herself to tackle the worst of human scenarios. - The Bookseller

Outstanding... a deeply humane account of what drew her to take on such work, and how she steels herself to tackle the worst of human scenarios. - The Bookseller

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