Spend an evening with best-selling author and TV writer, actress and presenter, Emma Kennedy, in conversation with Sue Perkins, as she celebrates the publication of her new book, Letters from Brenda
The event will initially be broadcast on 13th June at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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After her mother passed away and her father sold their home, Emma's family started to make peace with the complex woman who had been their mother, accepting they might never truly understand all of her complexities. Until they found the letters.
In conversation for this virtual event, Emma will share the discovery of those lost letters, and the impact they had. Exploring a childhood shrouded in shame, the lies Emma's mother told her family, the affairs she had, and the madness that set in, Emma will consider how, despite everything, Brenda was still the most vibrant, multi-faceted person she has ever known.
As Emma came to know her mother in a new light, she started asking the questions none of them were allowed to ask growing up: what caused the darkness - and the light?
This promises to be an extraordinary and revelatory event about overturning assumptions, seeing the past in a new light, and finding peace.
‘Beautiful . . . insightful, fascinating and moving. It's a lovely LOVELY book’ Marian Keyes
‘Remarkable’ Dawn French