'Rachel Morris is one of the smartest storytellers I have ever met . . . a wonderful and beguiling book.'
James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life.
'In this elegant and eloquent book Morris explores the contents of the boxes under her bed to calmly piece together a family pattern of loss, sadness and extreme eccentricity. As a museum-maker, she meditates on the nature of museums: the Museums of Me we all carry in our heads, and the public institutions in which variations of the world's history are told . . . a delight.'
Julia Blackburn, author of Time Song: In Search of Doggerland.
'A fascinating meditation on the life of objects and their power to trigger our memories. It awakened my curiosity to the realms of history, pain and longing we access through the simple act of collecting.'
Dina Nayeri, author of The Ungrateful Refugee.
Saturday, June 12th, 6.30 pm
Rachel talking about Museums
At the Folklore Library and Archives conference
Thursday, September 23rd (time to be confirmed)
Rachel talking in the Trimontium lecture series
To commemorate the opening of the refurbished Trimontium museum
Sunday, September 12th (time to be confirmed)
Rachel talking at the Litchfield Book Festival
'Immensely thought-provoking . . . '
'Compelling . . . a transporting read . . . '
Cumbria Life Magazine
'Engrossing . . . '
'Beguiling . . . '
'Beautifully written and endlessly fascinating . . . '
DivineWriter (book blogger)
'An enthralling personal and professional journey . . . '
Lovereading (book blogger)