WALKING BOOK CLUB: Summer 'Wintering' with Katherine May
Walk and talk with the author, maybe take a wild dip in the River Barle!*
6pm - 9pm Saturday 18th July 2020

Recently long-listed for the Wainwright Prize, Wintering is certainly an apt book for our times as the entire population had to take a step back and reassess busy lifestyles in order to stem the pandemic.

We are delighted that this event is able to go ahead as planned now that restrictions have eased regarding overnight stays. We request that attendees strictly observe social distancing guidelines, places will be limited to facilitate this measure, so booking is essential. However rest assured that we aim to make it as relaxing and inspired as possible.

 

To book your place please e mail info@numbersevendulverton, ticket and pricing information below...

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Kathrine lives and breathes everything the natural world has to offer and is compelled by how wild and extreme landscapes can benefit our mental and emotional wellbeing. She loves sea-swimming and long walks, both of which have helped in overcoming her own wintering experiences.

 

'Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. However it arrives, wintering is usually involuntary, lonely and deeply painful.'

 

 

'Wintering is every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself ... This is truly a beautiful book' Elizabeth Gilbert | Eat, Pray, Love

 

'A peaceful rebuff to life in fast-forward'

Observer

 

'Her descriptions of swimming in a winter sea are fantastic: the assault of cold water,

its steely embrace, the highs it produces'

The Guardian

Katherine May is an author of fiction and memoir whose previuos titles include The Electricity of Every Living Thing, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, The 52 Seductions, Burning Out, and Ghosts & Their Uses. Her journalism and essays have appeared in a range of publications including The Times, Good Housekeeping, Aeon and Cosmopolitan.

 

Previously the Programme Director for Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, Katherine currently works as a literary scout for Lucy Abrahams Literary Scouting and a freelance editor for organisations including Faber Academy and Audible.

She lives in Whitstable where she walks and swims whenever possible.

For this special event with Katherine May we will be setting off from a different location than normal. You will be advised where to meet at time of booking and participants are asked to make their own way to the carpark, Number Seven will meet you there.
We will then walk along the river to a suitable well known swimming spot where we will sit to discuss Wintering with Katherine. There will also be an opportunity for those wishing to *swim.
 
Do bring a picnic tea, a hot drink, wear suitable footwear and warm layers as we will not be returning to our cars until approx 9pm, just before sunset. It promises to be a wonderful evening, let's hope summer is joining us!
Although we normally allow dogs to attend our walks this event is an exception, so please no four legged friends on this particular venture.
Loyton Lodge, Knapp House and Mounsey End kindly offer a 10% discount to guests who are staying in order to join our Walking Book Club.
 
To book your place simply call Number Seven Dulverton on 01398 324457 during our opening hours, Thursday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Booking is Essential
'Tickets' are priced at £17.00 which includes a hardback copy of Wintering (rpp £14.99) 
For those of you that already own a copy ticket price is £10.00
Delivery can be arranged if you live further afield postage within the UK costs just £3.00.
*Disclaimer: The opportunity to swim is offered purely as an option, this is not an organised swim, you choose to swim at your own risk and discretion, the burden of safety is entirely your own. You judge when to get in and out of the water, and how deep you swim out. There will be no lifeguard and if this is a concern for you then please think carefully about whether you wish to enter the water. We strongly advise against swimming after the consumption of alcohol
If you would like to order a signed copy of Wintering, do contact us, priced at £14.99 p&p within the UK is £3.00
 
Call 01398 324457 or e mail to place your order