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Michael Rosen

Monday 6th February 2023

Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, Somerset BA1 2RH
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Michael Rosen is one of the best-known and most beloved figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009, and in this role he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Now Michael joins us with the brilliant psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE forĀ Getting Better. This is a book about the many life lessons Michael has learned about going under, getting over it, and getting through it, all relayed with warmth and wisdom.

In our lives, terrible things may happen. Michael Rosen has grieved the loss of a child, lived with debilitating chronic illness, and faced death itself when seriously unwell in hospital. In spite of this he has survived, and has even learned to find joy in life in the aftermath of tragedy.

In Getting Better, he shares his story and the lessons he has learned along the way. Exploring the roles that trauma and grief have played in his own life, Michael investigates the road to recovery, asking how we can find it within ourselves to live well again after - or even during - the darkest times of our lives. Moving and insightful, Getting Better is an essential companion for anyone who has loved and lost, or struggled and survived.