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The Walking Book Club  - A Book of Silence
The Walking Book Club  - A Book of Silence

Sat, 18 Feb


Seven Fables

The Walking Book Club - A Book of Silence

Join us in the woods of Dulverton to discuss Sara Maitland's A Book of Silence...

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Time & Location

18 Feb 2023, 14:00 – 16:30

Seven Fables, 7 The High Street, Dulverton, Exmoor, Somerset TA22 9HB

About the event

Following our winter break this will be our first walk and talk of 2023...

The stillness of midwinter naturally offers a time for silence and contemplation but with the Christmas festivities it can also be one of the most hectic and noisy points in our year, so we thought let's welcome the new year with a little silence, and perhaps slow the pace in a bid that 2023 is less of a whirlwind and we can treasure each season more atentively...



After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence.  She has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Isle of Skye, and she interweaves these experiences with the history of silence told through fairy tale and myth, Western and Eastern religious traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, up to the ambivalence towards silence in contemporary society. Maitland has built a hermitage on an isolated Scottish moor, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home.

We look forward to welcoming you to the woodland paths and riverside walks of Dulverton...

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