Professor Lucy Easthope is the UK's leading authority on recovering from a disaster. She has a degree in law, a PhD in medicine and a Masters in risk, crisis and disaster management. She is also Professor in Practice of Risk and Hazard at the University of Durham and Fellow in Mass Fatalities and Pandemics at the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath.

She has been an advisor on nearly every major disaster of the past two decades, and has travelled across the world in her unique role, seeing the very worst that people have to endure.

In her memoir, she shows us that where there is terrible tragedy, there is also great hope, and that humanity and humour can - and must - still be found on the darkest days.