Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in London, where she works as a writer and journalist. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.
When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In her new book A Manual for Heartache, Cathy Rentzenbrink describes the experience of coming to terms with loss and offers her own advice for ways to cope with whatever life throws at yo...
A Friday Poem by Stevie Smith, chosen by Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of A Manual for Heartache and The Last Act of Love.
Cathy Rentzenbrink talks about the experience of grief, and shares the advice she would give to her younger self in this video.
We're delighted that books by Lucy Diamond, Ann Cleeves and Cathy Rentzenbrink are amongst this year’s World Book Night titles.
Cathy Rentzenbrink shares the music that helped her confront her memories, both beautiful and painful, of her brother.
Cathy Rentzenbrink's memoir The Last Act of Love is the incredibly moving story of the accident her brother, Matty, was involved in just weeks before his GCSE results came out, and how it changed the lives of everyone in her family forever.
We publish an astonishing memoir, The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink, this summer. Have a look at the cover and hear how it came about from the book’s editor, designer and author.
The joy of disastrous love affairs - 3 years ago
On Thursday I went to Elizabeth Jane Howard’s memorial service and wrote about it here for The Bookseller. Right now, I would like time to stop so that I could reread everything she ever wrote. I’d start with The Cazalet chronicles – I want to submerge myself in the gloriously messy affairs of Polly, Louise … Continue reading The joy of disastrous love affairs
My Bookshop in the Sky – What to read in May - 4 years ago
Pinch punch, first of the month. My August fiction preview will be out in the Bookseller this Friday but May is such a strong month that I can’t resist a little round-up of everything that I would be trying to press on you if you were a customer in my imaginary bookshop in the sky. There … Continue reading My Bookshop in the Sky – What to read in May
Tuesday Book Club – Or the one that got away… - 5 years ago
So, have you ever done that thing where you’ve written a long and beautiful email and then lost it and not had the heart to retype it because you don’t quite feel you’ll get it quite so good again? That is essentially what happened to my blog about the inaugural Tuesday Book Club meeting. I … Continue reading Tuesday Book Club – Or the one that got away…
The Tuesday Book Club – First meeting - 5 years ago
Thanks for all the lovely enthusiasm for the book club. Okay, so the first meeting will be on Tues 28th August at 7pm at The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street There is another pub called The Old Crown not far away so make sure you get the right one. It’s a nice pub with a … Continue reading The Tuesday Book Club – First meeting
The Tuesday Book Club - 5 years ago
I’m starting a book club. I am massively excited about this because I love my new job but I hugely miss the bit about my old job where I got to talk to strangers about books all the time and where I got to have an opinion on which of all the new books coming out were the … Continue reading The Tuesday Book Club