The Sydney book launch had a very different vibe from the London launch. There was a definite Aussie flavour there with Gomeroi man and contributor Peter Shine giving the Acknowledgment to Country and his band performing Peter’s chosen poem to music. Unique!
As Linda Turton, Eremos colleague and friend wrote for the Eremos newsletter “despite the topic of death, the launch was a surprisingly buoyant event, full of warmth, generosity and laughter.” Linda continues “as I read it, I find myself moved yet unburdened by the pieces, transported in time and space into my own experiences and so enriched by what has been shared.”
Thank you Linda for your kind words. For me it was a delightful occasion with many friends past and present there. When asked about the experience of writing this book my first thought was “I felt this book. It was a labour of love with a great team behind me.”
You can read the full article about the Sydney launch here: https://www.eremos.org.au/news/latest/09_Nov/a-matter-of-life-and-death