Join oncology nurse and counsellor Janie Brown as she discusses her her new book, ‘Radical Acts of Love: Twenty Conversations to Inspire Hope at the End of Life’.

In ‘Radical Acts of Love’, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying – including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.

Janie Brown is an author, a leading oncology nurse, the founder and executive director of a non-profit organisation called the Callanish Society ( in Vancouver, Canada, and a visionary for new global conversations about living, healing, dying and death. She was raised in Glasgow, Scotland and has worked for over 30 years as an oncology nurse and counsellor. ‘Radical Acts of Love’ is Janie’s first book. For more information about Janie’s work, visit:

This event forms part of our wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations.

Tuesday 22 June
8.00 pm | via Zoom
Tickets: £5.00 per household / Or £10.00 – includes a SIGNED (bookplate) copy of Radical Acts of Love (plus postage if applicable)

The event will be recorded and made available to ticketholders only following the event for a limited period of time.