A magical and beautifully written memoir and so evocative of Wigtown and its landscape.
We all need a Devorgilla Cottage somewhere in our hearts and in our imaginations. This is a book about survival and renewal and sheer willpower.
From renovating her cottage to exploring the seemingly quiet, but actually bustling town, she encounters a whole community of book lovers, beekeepers, artists and writers and lobster fishermen throughout the book. Furthermore, Kathleen starts wild swimming, a ritual that brings peace and clarity to her mind as her body heals.
So beautifully written and so enchanting I feel quite bereft having reached the end... So many achievements all wrapped in one beautiful narrative. It's heaven.