The Restorative Power of the Natural World, Sophie Pearce and Freya Bromley with Cathy Rentzanbrink (at THE ACORN)

Friday 7th July 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Event Description

Freya Bromley and Sophie Pierce both share a love of swimming. Sadly, they also have in common the death of a close family member: for Freya, her brother, and for Sophie, her son Felix. They have both written accounts about coming to terms with their grief. Freya decided to swim every tidal pool in Britain and The Tidal Year describes how this created space for reflection and hope. Sophie lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. Her memoir, The Green Hill: Letters to a Son, was composed during walks and swims taken close to his burial place by the River Dart. Freya and Sophie share their stories with Cathy Rentzenbrink, novelist and memoirist, who wrote movingly about the death of her own brother in The Last Act of Love.