The Lost Spells

An evening with Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
with music from Kitty Macfarlane
Friday 25th September 2020
Dunster Tithe Barn
7pm doors open at 6.30pm 

The Lost Spells has been described by Robert Macfarlane as a sibling to The Lost Words, and the duo have been working on its creation for the past two years. Initially they planned twelve poems but it has evolved into a pocket-sized treasure featuring twenty-one spells, including Red Fox, Moth, Silver Birch, Thrift and Barn Owl. Due to be published on the 1st October our event in Dunster will be one of the few where both of its creators will be appearing at the time of its launch.


Our venue for this magical evening is the magnificent medieval tithe barn in Dunster. There will of course be food and if you have attended one of our events before then you know to expect music. Therefore, it is a delight that Somerset singer and songwriter, Kitty Macfarlane, will be joining the proceedings.

We are honoured that both Robert and Jackie are able to celebrate their new book with us in West Somerset. As you can imagine they are much in demand following the phenomenal and international success of The Lost Words. Our Exmoor event promises to be a truly memorable evening, and no doubt quite an emotional one, following this exceptionally unusual spring. 

Tickets are priced at £35 per person and will go on sale once we feel that our plans can proceed safely. If you wish to join us and would like to ensure a ticket is reserved in your name contact Number Seven Dulverton directly at

Booking is essential as tickets will not be available on the door

Book Sales

Copies of The Lost Spells will be available to purchase on the night, but we highly recommend that you pre-order copies when purchasing your ticket to avoid disappointment.


A selection of titles by both authors will also be available from the Number Seven bookstall which will be able to accept both cash and card payments.

The Lost Spells is priced at £14.99 and there will be an opportunity to have your copy signed and dedicated at the event.

*Please understand that only books purchased at the event will be signed on the night

Originals & Prints

The original artwork that features in The Lost Spells is not for sale at this moment in time, however we will have a selection of 'out takes' available to purchase in due course. These images were painted while Jackie was working towards The Lost Spells but were not included in the final edit. To receive notification when these become available, we recommend that you sign up to receive our newsletter. The submission form can be found on our home page.

Currently there are no plans to produce limited edition prints from The Lost Spells, but we do of course have prints from The Lost Words currently available for sale:-

How to find our stunning venue...
Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 6RY
Parking on site is limited, we highly recommend parking at the carpark located at Dunster Steep, just a 5 minute walk from the venue and free of charge after 6pm.

We look forward to welcoming you in September,

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask

Please note your booking for The Lost Spells is with

Number Seven Dulverton and NOT Dunster Tithe Barn

all enquiries should be sent to