Fringe by the Sea Pre-Order - A Pocketful of Happiness
Have a ticket for Richard E. Grant's event at Fringe by the Sea? You can now pre-order a copy of his book A Pocketful of Happiness to collect when you attend!
Pre-order a copy of the book for collection from:
- our pop-up bookshop at the festival
- our stand at the author event, if you have a ticket for it
- or, if you would like to start reading in advance of the event, copies can also be collected from our bookshop in East Linton (open 11 am to 7 pm Thursday to Monday)
Please select 'local pick up' if you would like to collect your book in person, or alternatively please select a postal option and we'll ship your copy to you.
About the book:
Richard E. Grant emigrated from Swaziland to London in 1982, with dreams of making it as an actor, when he unexpectedly met and fell in love with renowned dialect coach Joan Washington. Their relationship and marriage, navigating the highs and lows of Hollywood, parenthood and loss, lasted almost forty years. When Joan died in 2021, her final challenge to him was to find ‘a pocketful of happiness in every day’.
This honest and frequently hilarious memoir is written in honour of that challenge – Richard has faithfully kept a diary since childhood, and in these entries he shares in raw detail everything he has experienced : both the pain of losing his beloved wife, and the excitement of their life together, from the role that transformed his life overnight in Withnail & I to his thrilling Oscar nomination thirty years later for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Told with candour in Richard’s utterly unique style, A Pocketful of Happiness is a powerful, funny and moving celebration of life’s unexpected joys.
Paperback, 336 pages, published 2023.