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** Each ticket includes a copy of All That Remains by Sue Black**

Join Professor Dame Sue Black as she breathes new life into the taboo subject of death.

From advising crime writers on forensics for their novels to investigating mass fatalities due to natural disasters, Sue Black, one of the world’s leading anatomists and forensic anthropologists, has come to know the many faces of death.

To celebrate the paperback publication of All That Remains, Sue will be discussing her life and career, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed, and examining what her life and work has taught her. She’ll bring compassion, humanity and humour to the one thing we all experience.

Sue will be in conversation with author and social historian, Hallie Rubenhold, whose book The Five, The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper is published this February. In it, she tells the story of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, dispelling the myths around them and giving a voice to the victims, focusing on their lives as well as their deaths.

All tickets include a copy of All That Remains. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on the book at a discounted price (RRP. £8.99). Books will be available for collection on the night.

Sue Black and Hallie Rubenhold will be signing books after the event.

The Five, The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold will be available for purchase.

Part memoir, part science, part meditation on death, All That Remains is compassionate, surprisingly funny, and it will make you think about death in a new light.

'Sue Black’s utterly gripping account of her life and career as a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology.' - The Guardian.

A model of how to write about the effect of human evil without losing either objectivity or sensitivity' - Rowan Williams, New Statesman

  • All That Remains

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    'Utterly gripping' - The Guardian
    'Fascinating' - The Sunday Times
    'Moving' - Scotsman
    'Engrossing' - Financial Times
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    The incredible memoir from the Sunday Times Bestseller. Professor Sue Black breathes new life into the subject of death.

    Sue Black confronts death every day. As a Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. In All That Remains she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed, and examining what her life and work has taught her.

    Do we expect a book about death to be sad? Macabre? Sue's book is neither. There is tragedy, but there is also humour in stories as gripping as the best crime novel.

    Part memoir, part science, part meditation on death, her book is compassionate, surprisingly funny, and it will make you think about death in a new light.
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    'One might expect [this book] to be a grim read but it absolutely isn't. I found it invigorating!' (Andrew Marr, BBC Radio 4 'Start the Week')

    'Black’s utterly gripping account of her life and career as a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology manages to be surprisingly life-affirming. As she herself says, it is "as much about life as about death"' (PD Smith Guardian)

    'An engrossing memoir . . . an affecting mix of personal and professional' (Erica Wagner, Financial Times)

    'A model of how to write about the effect of human evil without losing either objectivity or sensitivity . . . Heartening and anything but morbid . . . Leaves you thinking about what kind of human qualities you value, what kinds of people you actually want to be with' (Rowan Williams, New Statesman)

    'For someone whose job is identifying corpses, Sue Black is a cheerful soul . . . All That Remains feels like every episode of 'Silent Witness', pre-fictionalised. Except, you know, really good' (Helen Rumbelow, The Times)

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