Book Event

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Compassion in the Community

In conversation with the jounalist Rachel Cooke
Saturday 12th September 2020, 12.30-1.30pm

Baillie Gifford Marquee, Wimbledon Common


Dr Rachel Clarke and Nazir Afzal bring their professional experiences to this discussion on how our community need kindness and compassion more than ever in the face of COVID-19.

Both Rachel and Nazir were recognised as key voices for the unheard and marginalised during the height of the pandemic.

Dr Rachel Clarke started her career as a journalist and documentary maker, before swapping bylines and word counts for a medical degree. She now specialises in palliative care, caring deeply about helping patients live the end of their lives as fully and richly as possible. Dear Life is Rachel's second memoir and is based on her work in a hospice. It explores love, loss, grief, dying and what really matters at the end of life.

Nazir Afzal OBE is the true face of British justice. In his 24-year career he has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country and led nationally on several legal topics including violence against women & girls, child sexual abuse, and honour based violence, giving a voice to the voiceless. His memoir, The Prosecutor, was released on the same day his brother passed away from COVID-19. It is both a searing insight into the justice system and a powerful insight of one man's persuit of the truth.

This evnet is chaired by Rachel Cooke, the award-winning writer and columnist at the Observer as well as being the television critic at New Statesman.

NB: Each ticket includes a copy of either Rachel or Nazir's book. Tickets bought in pairs will receive a copy of Dear Life (Pb: £16.99) and The Prosecutor (Pb: £16.99).

Unfortunately there will be no book signings this year.


Reduced tickets for NHS workers: £10 tickets for NHS workers available online using the promocode:NHSOff
(Note: Due to SD seating, we can only process groups of 4 online. Please call the box office on 020 8076 0811 to purchase single tickets or smaller groups).

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