Bothy by Kat Hill Launch Event - Thursday 9th May 2024

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Order a copy of Bothy and receive a free ticket to our event!

Please join us at Golden Hare Books to help Kat Hill celebrate the launch of her new book, Bothy: In Search of Simple Shelter.

Thursday 9th May 2024 at 6.30pm. Golden Hare Books, St Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ.

As our event is taking place on Bothy's publication date, we will not be shipping copies. You're copy of Bothy will be available to collect at the event.

We will follow up on your booking with a confirmation email - please be sure to check your junk folder!

About Bothy:

You will find a bothy in the mountains or the wilderness, remote huts you can’t reserve, usually without electricity or other mod-cons, running water or a marker on the map. And it’s there that you’ll meet Kat Hill – kettle on, feet up and pen out.

Leading us on a gorgeous journey around the UK, Kat reveals the history of these wild mountain shelters and the people who visit them. With an historian’s insight and a rambler’s imagination, Kat lends fresh consideration to the concepts of nature, wilderness and escape. All the while, weaving together her story of heartbreak and new purpose with those her fellow wanderers – past and present.

For readers of Robert MacFarlane and Raynor Winn, this is no conventional environmental history. Instead, writing with warmth and wit, Kat has crafted a compelling work of creative-nonfiction, travel memoir, cultural geography and environmental activism.

Bothy is a stirring, beautiful book for anyone who longs to run away to the wilds.

About Kat Hill:

Kat Hill is an author & researcher based on the west coast of Scotland. She has a PhD from the University of Oxford (2011), where she was also a British Academy Postdoctoral Award holder. Kat has been the recipient of numerous grants from major academic funders, and she is the author of the prize-winning book, Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief: Anabaptism and Lutheranism, 1525-1585 (Oxford University Press, 2015). Most recently she held an Environmental Humanities fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and completed an MA in Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa. Kat lectured at Oxford, UEA and Birkbeck College for ten years before leaving academia and London for a life in Scotland to write, and she currently works as Community Engagement Coordinator for Highlands Rewilding. She is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.