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Susannah Walker

The Life of Stuff : A memoir about the mess we leave behind


Susannah will be with us talking about her new book which explores loss, grief and hoarding, through the story of her own relationship with her mother, and her experiences clearing up her mother's crammed and dilapidated house after she died.

A deeply personal memoir about mourning and the shoring up of possessions against the losses and griefs of life, which also raises universal questions about what makes us the people we are. What do our possessions say about us? Why do we project such meaning onto them? And what painful circumstances turn someone who loves their home and the stuff it contains into an incurable hoarder who ends their days in squalor?

This is a free event but space is limited so please book in shop, on the phone, or via email:

01373 473111