When the Dust Settles

Easthope, Lucy

  3 Reviews

Whether she likes it or not, Lucy Easthope, an international authority on recovering from disaster, has no choice about keeping up with the news.

The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the Christchurch earthquake, the Grenfell fire, even the Covid-19 pandemic to name but a few, come under her domain as the go-to person for helping communities and governments recover from disaster and prepare for the next time it happens.

Practical, honest and underpinned with compassion, this is the at-times funny, no-nonsense memoir of a disaster management specialist who brings hope and expertise when catastrophe strikes.



CHCH 064
A book of immensity. While people struggled with this, we felt it was a well-written and important account of things not fully revealed. The personal experience of the writer's life was well balanced in the face of the world's traumatic events.
AUCK 171
Pragmatic tone meant we could finish the book - if it had been too depressing it would be hard to read. We enjoyed it.
CHCH 125
A fascinating insight into disaster recovery previously unthought of.