Katherine May in conversation with Daisy Buchanan

AUTHOR EVENT: Katherine May in conversation with Daisy Buchanan

Please come and join us for what promises to be a magical evening upstairs at Harbour Books to celebrate the long-awaited release of Enchantment, the brand new title from the bestselling author of Wintering (and Whitstable local), Katherine May, on the evening of the 30th March. Katherine will be in conversation with Daisy Buchanan, journalist, podcast host and author of many books, including Careering, Insatiable and the forthcoming Limelight. 

Event Details

Date: Thursday 30th March 2023, doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start

Venue: Upper floor, Harbour Books, 21 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AQ

Tickets: £5 (£3 concessions) or free when you purchase the book

About the book:

Enchantment is all around us all the time. It is created by our deliberate attention. The magic is of our own conjuring.

After coping with pandemic life, Katherine May explores the restorative properties of nature – a pebble in the hand, the humbling effects of the sea, the pleasure of the ground beneath her feet to the magic of a moon shadow. Through deliberate attention and ritual, she explores how wonder and magic can be found in the everyday.

Our sense of enchantment is not only sparked by grand things. The awe-inspiring, the numinous, is all around us, all the time. It is transformed by our deliberate attention. The magic is of our own conjuring.

About the author:

Katherine May is an internationally bestselling author and podcaster from Whitstable. Her memoir Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times became a New York Times, Sunday Times and Der Spiegel bestseller, and was adapted as BBC Radio 4’s Book of the week. The Electricity of Every Living Thing, her memoir of a midlife autism diagnosis, is currently being adapted by Audible as an audio drama. Her other novels include The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club and The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood which she edited.

Katherine lives with her husband, son, two cats and a dog. She loves walking, sea-swimming and pickling slightly unappealing things.

“Welcome this beautiful meditation for the time we’ve now entered. I cannot imagine a more gracious companion. This book is a gift.”
Krista Tippett

“I love Katherine May’s new book, Enchantment.… It’s a beautiful offering of light, truth and charm in these strange, dark times.”
Anne Lamott

A total joy . . . Thoughtful, patient and beautifully written, like walking with a friend as dusk settles, this is the book your soul needs right now.’
Cariad Lloyd

‘Beautifully written.’
Philippa Perry

About Harbour Books

Harbour Books has been serving the Whitstable community as a small, wildly independent bookshop for over 25 years and has been open in the current incarnation since October 2020. All of our stock is available on our website, or you can come see us in person at 21 Harbour Street, follow us on Instagram or sign up to our newsletter.

Accessibility Information

Ensuring our events are accessible is very important to us. As a small independent business the needs of our customers do vary from one event to the next, therefore we try to adapt to the needs of those coming. For more details on the shop’s accessibility, please do have a look at our accessibility policy. But, rest assured, if you want to attend this event and have any challenges or barriers around accessibility, please do get in touch with us. We’ll do whatever we can to ensure as many folks as want to, can take part.

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