"A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own." Thomas Mann.
Where were you when you heard that JFK had been shot in Dallas? Or that Elvis had died at Graceland? Or that Princess Diana's car had crashed in Paris?
The Survivors' Affair revisits these iconic moments with you, these and a host of the other defining public deaths of our times – among them Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Golda Meir, Greta Garbo, the Challenger space shuttle, Rudolf Nureyev, Grace Kelly, John Lennon, Jacqueline du Pre, Kim Philby, the Kursk, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The Survivors' Affair also takes you across the world, from Sydney Harbour to the dreaming spires of Oxford, from under the streets of Istanbul to the Paris of Edith Piaf, from London during the Blitz to Israel of the first century, from deep beneath the Barents Sea to outer space, from Hollywood to the Dead Heart of Australia, from a monastery in Crete to the palace of Monaco.
In The Survivors' Affair these journeys through time and space spark other journeys, through one person's lifetime of searching, as we all search, for answers to the puzzles of love and death.