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Rewilding a Life: Alice Vincent and Lucy Jones in conversation at Foyles, Charing Cross

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Time 19:00
Date 05/03/20
Price £20

Exploring their shared love of the wild & the scientific research undertaken in the process of writing their books, Vincent & Jones sit down to discuss the connections between nature & our well-being.

Many of us are now living our lives in the relative luxury, safety and shelter of our homes—protected from the unpredictability of the elements. But what effect does an increasingly housebound life have on our consciousness and well-being? And are we in some ways losing touch with the wild frontiers of the natural world?

Drawing on her own fusion of botanical history and moving memoir, Noughticulture creator Alice Vincent will discuss the effect of surrounding herself with the green shoots of new life when dealing with personal heartbreak, and the loss of a sense of home, while Lucy Jones will uncover the historical connections between humans and landscape, foregrounding our intuitive sense for communion with the natural world. Together, Vincent and Jones will encourage us to embrace our natural impulses in order to re-wild our consciousness, alongside that of the physical spaces around us.

The event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Tickets: £20 Book & Ticket including a copy of Losing Eden (RRP £20) / £18 Book & Ticket including a copy of Rootbound (RRP £14.99) / £8 Standard / £5 Foyalty, Student and the Unwaged

‘Reading this book is like breathing fresh Spring air…achingly honest and earthily good, a beautiful hymn to wild hope, strength and tenderness, in nature and in ourselves…’ — Charlotte Runcie, author of Salt on Your Tongue on Alice Vincent’s Rootbound

‘Beautifully written, movingly told and meticulously researched…a convincing plea for a wilder, richer world' — Isabella Tree, author of Rewilding on Lucy Jones’ Losing Eden