Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: "Show Me Colour" by Rosalind Gibb

Let me say right at the start Show Me Colour is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. Rather than trying to cover everything that has happened in her life so far, Rosalind Gibb focuses on two years (plus a little) of her life. The result is deeply moving.

From the subtitle, Notes on love, loss, grief and renewal, I was expecting a book filled with advice on how to cope with the loss of a loved one. What I got instead was the very personal story of one woman’s struggle to cope with tragedy and grief.

The writing is engaging, sometimes taking a narrative approach, sometimes being more episodic, moving between the two with ease. It runs over 35,000 words and I devoured it in one day. As an American reading the work of a Scottish woman, I found the text easy to follow: I only had to look up two phrases! After reading it, I feel as if I know the author personally. That is remarkable considering what a small slice of her life she shares in the book.

Not only are you likely to enjoy this book, fifty pence of the purchase price goes to support Cruse Bereavement Care in the U.K., so you can relish a good read and help others at the same time.

I should mention (because I know this will be important to some readers) the book does contain some strong language.

I received a complimentary copy of the text of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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