An evening with Kate Humble

Monday 28 September, 6.30pm

Tickets £20
(include a signed copy of the book, access to the online event and a special discount on Kate’s previous books)

We are delighted to welcome Britain’s much-loved broadcaster and writer Kate Humble to Jarrold’s online event series in conversation about her new book, A Year of Living Simply: The joys of a life less complicated .

In a year that has been full of upheaval, there couldn’t be a better time to re-focus on that one thing that most of aspire to: simply, to be happy. Kate Humble’s A Year of Living Simply explores how attaining happiness has become anything but simple: having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness. In this uplifting new book, Kate applies her fresh and frank style to exploring the possibility of a more stripped-back approach to life, inspiring and engaging us to rediscover balance and happiness every day.

Tickets include a signed hardback copy of the book (published on September 17th), special discounts on Kate’s previous titles and a chance to put your questions to her online during the event.

An evening with Kate Humble


About the author

Kate Humble is a writer & broadcaster specialising in science, wildlife & rural affairs, often for the BBC. Together with her husband she runs Humble by Nature, a rural skills centre on a working farm near Monmouth in the Wye Valley. Her most recent book, Thinking on My Feet, was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award – Travel Memoir of the Year. She lives in permanently muddy jeans on a smallholding in Wales.


About the book

If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness. So why then, in our consumer-driven society, is depression, stress and anxiety ever more common, affecting every strata of society and every age, even, worryingly, the very young? Why is it, when we have so much, that many of us still feel we are missing something and the rush of pleasure when we buy something new turns so quickly into a feeling of emptiness, or purposelessness, or guilt?

So what is the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness? Could it be that our lives have just become overly crowded, that we've lost sight of the things - the simple things - that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? That make us happy. Do we need to take a step back, reprioritise? Do we need to make our lives more simple? Kate Humble's fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life is uplifting, engaging and inspiring - and will help us all find balance and happiness every day.

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