The Black Saturday fires of 2009 changes Sue Gunningham’s life forever. Her partner Barry Johnstone died in the blazing fire which consumed their home near Kinglake, Victoria. She has written a memoir, All the Days After, about her experiences, her journey through grief and the healing process which include restoring their cottage Waldene as a tribute to Barry. Sue calls the new Waldene her own ‘Taj Mahal’.
Readers have an opportunity to meet Sue, who will be giving a series of talks to launch her book. There will be talks in Eltham, Whittlesea and Gisborne. Details below.
Eltham, Sunday 8 November
Whittlesea, Saturday 14 November
Gisborne, Tuesday 17 November
Details to follow.