When the Dust Settles [NF]

Easthope, Lucy

  6 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.



TAUR 035
We thought this a very informative book, and we probably all think about disasters in a different way now. We were full of admiration for her energy and dedication. We did have a certain amount of discussion on our own disaster preparedness which is probably a good thing.
Sorry, not everyone finished this book. Although one person did - she found it fascinating.
TAUR 004
Two members found the subject matter too gory. Though the writing style was a little disjointed, there was good discussion about disasters and the book is a worthwhile read. Thought provoking. Maybe N.Z. could learn from this how to plan for a disaster!
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.