Reviews

  • "Katherine May thoughtfully examines the emotional, spiritual, and geographical reality of the cold times, the dark days, and those periods of our lives when things are neither soft nor easy. In so doing, she offers a great and humane service to her readers: she shows us that wintering cannot be avoided, but need not be feared."

    Elizabeth Gilbert
  • "Wise, radical and comforting. It's a refreshing, original way of looking at winter, both the season and the winterings that happen in all of our lives. A thought-provoking joy to read."

    Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden
  • "An elegant investigation into the consolations of nature and how it can be wonderfully restorative even on the bleakest of days"

    Sunday Express
  • "[A] sympathetic memoir ... May recounts how she attempted to embrace rather than resist the gloom and chill of winter ... she radiates sincerity and quiet self-knowledge"

    TLS
  • "We all experience periods of 'wintering' in our lives and this book shows us how to embrace the uncertainty that can come with it. A beautiful book that can be enjoyed in both winter and summer."

    Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking