The Lost Spells

An evening with Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
with music from Kitty Macfarlane
Friday 24th September 2021
Dunster Tithe Barn
7pm doors open 6.30pm 

Following the easing of restrictions, we are delighted that our

event can now go ahead as planned!

£35 per person

includes light, colourful vegetarian supper

Jackie Morris will be at Seven Fables on Saturday 25th September 11am - 4pm

The Lost Spells was published after much anticipation on the 1st October 2020

Call Seven Fables Dulverton to order our exclusive special edition 

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The Lost Spells
Robert Macfarlane
Jackie Morris
Kitty Macfarlane

The Lost Spells has been described by Robert Macfarlane as a sibling to The Lost Words. Initially twelve poems were planned but following two years of writing and painting the book evolved into a pocket-sized treasure featuring twenty-one spells, including Red Fox, Moth, Silver Birch, Thrift and Barn Owl. Published on the 1st October 2020, our event in Dunster was to be one of the few where both of its creators would have been appearing at the time of its launch. We can of course now look forward to welcoming them both in 2021.


The 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 join us in West Somerset. As you can imagine they are much in demand following the phenomenal and international success of The Lost Words and The Lost Spells. Our Exmoor event promises to be a truly memorable evening, and no doubt quite an emotional one following this exceptionally unusual time. 

Tickets are priced at £35 per person

Jackie Morris will be at Seven Fables on Saturday 25th September 11am - 4pm

Booking is essential as tickets are not available on the door

The Lost Spells | Preface

A film by Seven Fables Dulverton commissioned by Penguin Random House UK featuring

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris with music by The Bookshop Band

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Book Sales

A selection of titles by both authors will be available from the Seven Fables bookstall which will be able to accept both cash and card payments, however we highly recommend that you pre-order titles when purchasing your ticket to avoid disappointment.

There will of course be an opportunity to have your books signed and dedicated but please understand that to avoid a long queue, only books purchased at the event can be signed.

Originals & Prints

The original artwork that features in The Lost Spells is not for sale at this moment in time, however we have a selection of 'out takes' available to purchase. These images were painted while Jackie was working towards The Lost Spells but were not included in the final edit. 

Limited edition prints featuring images from The Lost Words and The Lost Spells are available to purchase

So that we may all gather safely we wish to ask the

following of all attendees


If you feel at all unwell, please stay at home and read a book!


Dunster Tithe Barn requests all guests to take a lateral flow test 24 hours prior to arrival and to report the result to the NHS website.


Masks are optional within the hall and sanitiser will be available on arrival, however we kindly ask that you refrain from applying further applications while in the hall to avoid damaging the books and artwork on display.


Following these simple, yet essential safeguards will enable everyone to relax and enjoy the evening, and we thank you for your co-operation.

How to find our stunning venue...
Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 6RY
Parking on site is very 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

Seven Fables Dulverton and NOT Dunster Tithe Barn

all enquiries should be sent to

Cancellation Policy


If circumstance requires Seven Fables to cancel this event, your ticket price will be refunded minus a £5.00 administration fee per booking.


This event will not be rescheduled.


There is a strict no refund policy on tickets if you cancel your booking and tickets are non-transferable

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