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‘Hermit’ – A Memoir of Finding Freedom in a Wild Place with Jade Angeles Fitton

18 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jade Angeles Fitton

Join writer and journalist Jade Angeles Fitton in conversation with Emily Colwill (from Spencer Thorn) to hear how after a destructive relationship unravelled, in a remote barn in Devon, she chose solitude, or perhaps more accurately solitude chose her. And slowly, with help from Devon’s salted cliffs and damp forested footpaths, Jade came back to life and discovered the power of being alone. 

In Hermit, through conversations with other hermits across the world, Fitton sheds light on an extraordinary and misunderstood way of living which has survived into the 21st century – from monks, to hikikomori, and the often-ignored female hermit. Lyrically written, this is an inspirational story of recovery, of finding home and a celebration of solitude in the natural world. 

Hermit was published in May 2023 to critical acclaim: 

‘Rapturous.’ Times Literary Supplement 

‘Piercingly Lyrical.’ Sunday Times 

‘A dreamy, beautiful book about the consolations of solitude. In Hermit, Jade wanders a sunlit, windswept, delicately drawn landscape of loss and longing, and in doing so finds the stillness at the centre of herself. Hopeful and open-hearted.’ Cal Flyn, author of ‘Islands of Abandonment’ 

‘Hermit is a beautiful written debut memoir drawing on the hermetic tradition that shows the power of being alone.’ Katherine May, author of ‘Wintering’ 

 (Stay on for Ezmay Grace singing the songs of Joni Mitchell 9.30pm. Tickets £7) 

Doors will open from 30 minutes before the event. Age Advisory: 18 years+, bar available. Seating: Unreserved. Accessibility: No information, please contact the Venue at Home Vintage, Unit 1, The Depot, Kings Hill, Bude, EX23 8PQ. 07415 668218

Tickets will be available to purchase from 1st March until the morning of the event online and in person from Bude Library from the 1st March until the day before the event (during their open hours).

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18 May
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bude Literary Festival
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Home Vintage
Unit 1, The Depot, Kings Hill
Bude, Cornwall EX23 8PQ United Kingdom
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