When the Dust Settles: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. 'A marvellous book' -- Rev Richard Coles by Lucy Easthope
When a plane crashes, a bomb explodes, a city floods or a pandemic begins, Lucy Easthope's phone starts to ring...
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
PROFILED IN THE NEW YORKER
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TELEGRAPH AND THE NEW STATESMAN
AS FEATURED ON THE HIGH PERFORMANCE PODCAST AND FULL DISCLOSURE WITH JAMES O'BRIEN
Mixes disaster-grade C.S.I. with hiraeth, a Welsh word expressing a deep longing for something that is gone NEW YORKER
A marvellous book REV RICHARD COLES
Amazing book by an amazing woman JAMES O'BRIEN
Gripping... filled with compassion. SUNDAY TIMES
Remarkable... hopeful and uplifting. MAIL ON SUNDAY
An antidote to despair DAILY MIRROR
Enthralling... vivid and humane OBSERVER
Lucy is a world-leading authority on recovering from disaster. She holds governments to account, supports survivors and helps communities to rebuild. She has been at the centre of the most seismic events of the last few decades, advising on everything from the 2004 tsunami and the 7/7 bombings to the Grenfell fire and the war in Ukraine. Lucy's job is to pick up the pieces and get us ready for what comes next.
Lucy takes us behind the police tape to scenes of chaos, and into government briefing rooms where confusion can reign. She also looks back at the many losses and loves of her life and career, and tells us how we can all build back after disaster.
When the Dust Settles lifts us up, showing that humanity, hope and humour can - and must - be found on the darkest days.