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A Year of Living Simply: The joys of a life less complicated

Kate Humble

4 Reviews

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Self-help & personal development

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Thinking on My Feet

'Simply wonderful.' - BEN FOGLE 'Kate's book has the warmth and calming effect of a log fire and a glass of wine. Unknit your brow and let go. It's a treat.' - GARETH MALONE 'Kate Humble pours her enviable knowledge into attainable goals. It's a winning combination and the prize - a life in balance with nature - is definitely worth claiming.' - LUCY SIEGLE 'As ever, where Kate leads, I follow. She has made me reassess and reset.' - DAN SNOW

'I think Kate may well have hit on a genius and free sort of meditation' - JO ELVIN, MAIL ON SUNDAY YOU

'All-round country girl Kate Humble reveals simple ways in which we can all be happier' - SUNDAY EXPRESS S MAGAZINE

'Kate Humble's new book is a lesson in moving on from a tragedy and finding our place in the world' - WOMAN & HOME

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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Praise for A Year of Living Simply: The joys of a life less complicated

  • Simply wonderful.

  • Kate's book has the warmth and calming effect of a log fire and a glass of wine. Unknit your brow and let go. It's a treat.

  • Kate Humble pours her enviable knowledge into attainable goals. It's a winning combination and the prize - a life in balance with nature - is definitely worth claiming.

  • As ever, where Kate leads, I follow. She has made me reassess and reset.

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Kate Humble

Kate Humble is a writer, smallholder, conservationist and one of the UK's best-known TV presenters. She started her television career as a researcher, later presenting programmes such as 'Animal Park', 'Springwatch' and 'Autumnwatch', 'Lambing Live', 'Living with Nomads', 'Back to the Land' and 'A Country Life for Half the Price'. Her last book, Thinking on My Feet, was shortlisted for both the Wainwright Prize and the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year.

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