Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm
The Drill Hall, Chepstow
Early Tickets £5 (redeemable against the price of "Where the Hearth is" or "A Fortunate Woman")
A very special evening with two inspirational local women Kate Humble and Polly Morland. Kate will be introducing her new book "Where the Hearth Is: Stories of Home" and Polly Morland telling us about her Baillie Gifford shortlisted "A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor's Story."
'Morland writes about nature and the changing landscape with such lyrical precision that her prose sometimes seems close to poetry' - Christina Patterson, The Sunday Times'
Timely . . .compelling . . .a delicately drawn miniature' - Financial Times'
This book deepens our understanding of the life and thoughts of a modern doctor, and the modern NHS, and it expands movingly to chronicle a community and a landscape' - Kathleen Jamie, New Statesman
Kate Humble has a knack for sharing her own journey towards a more pleasing and purposeful life in a way that inspires readers, enables them to reassess their own lives and helps them achieve their personal goals. Having encouraged readers to reconnect with nature in Thinking on My Feet and simplify their lifestyles in A Year of Living Simply, she turns now to reimagining whatever we consider 'home' - examining her own experiences and expectations, ideals and memories, and considering the views of others living uniquely, extraordinarily, happily. She's gaining insights from some unexpected quarters - including the animal kingdom.
As our time spent in office buildings and other traditional workplaces shrinks forevermore, feeling happy, healthy, productive and content in our homes (be they castles or caravans, flat-shares or farms, fixed or temporary, inner city/out of town/beyond) is more important to get right than ever before. Where the Hearth Is will resonate with all those seeking to make the most of their lives during the many hours we all spend at home - whether it's a case of tiny adjustments while staying put, moving out, living differently or dreaming of building something new.