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Mon, 11 Mar



An evening with Clare Mackintosh

Join us for a captivating evening with the incredible Clare Mackintosh on 11th March at 7pm, at Linghams bookshop, Heswall.

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An evening with Clare Mackintosh
An evening with Clare Mackintosh

Time & Location

11 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:00

Heswall, 248 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SG, UK

About the event

An evening with Clare Mackintosh

11th March 7pm - Linghams

Join us for an exciting in-person event with bestselling author Clare Mackintosh.

Clare will be returning to the shop in March to discuss her new book ‘I Promise it Won’t Always Hurt Like This: 18 Assurances on Grief’

The event will be held at the shop. The cafe will be open before the event for refreshments. Doors open at 6:15.

A note from Clare –

‘I have always written about grief through the filter of fiction, with a layer of protection between my own experiences and the reader. It has been challenging, and at times uncomfortable, to explore my personal journey through grief, but I feel strongly that recovery begins with a conversation. The collective outpouring of grief caused by the pandemic, and by current global events, will endure for generations – we have never needed to talk about loss more than we do now.’

About the book:

An accessible roadmap for lost grievers looking for compassion, understanding and hope, from bestselling author Clare Mackintosh.

Grief is universal, but it’s also as unique to each of us as the person we’ve lost. It can be overwhelming, exhausting, lonely and unreasonable. It is there when we least expect it and is seemingly never-ending. Wherever you are with your grief, and whoever you’re grieving for, I Promise It Won’t Always Hurt Like This is here to support you. To tell you, until you believe it, that things will get easier.

After Clare Mackintosh’s little boy died in 2006, a neighbour brought her a bunch of daffodils and promised it wouldn’t always hurt as it did then. Clare didn’t believe her, but as the years passed, those words began to take root. It didn’t get better, but it did get easier. Now Clare grows daffodils – a sign of hope after a long winter – as a way of remembering her son. Fourteen years after her son passed away, Clare tweeted about her experience of discovering grief no longer controlled her life, making some promises to others who might be going through the early days of their own grief, and it had the most incredible response all over the world. Yet what you can fit into a tweet is limited and Clare couldn’t reply to the thousands of people who reached out to her – and thus the idea for this book was born.

With 18 short assurances that are full of compassion – drawn from Clare’s experiences of losing her son and her father – this is the book she needed then.

There are two types of ticket:

£19 Book and Ticket

£10 Admission Only (The price of this ticket can be redeemed against the book on the night)

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The event will take place at Linghams Booksellers, so mark your calendar and get ready for an unforgettable 


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