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Thu, 06 Jun

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Caversham

Laura Coffey - Enchanted Islands Travels through Myth & Magic, Love & Loss – A Memoir

Laura Coffey comes to the shop to discuss her book Enchanted Islands - Travels through Myth & Magic, Love & Loss – A Memoir

Laura Coffey - Enchanted Islands  Travels through Myth & Magic,  Love & Loss – A Memoir
Laura Coffey - Enchanted Islands  Travels through Myth & Magic,  Love & Loss – A Memoir

Time & Location

06 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00

Caversham, 20 Prospect St, Caversham, Reading RG4 8JG, UK

About the event

It started with a boy, of course. Seeking solace from the pain of heartbreak and her father's illness, Laura Coffey embarks on what was meant to be a simple holiday. But her newfound fascination with ancient Greek myths transforms her trip into a six-month odyssey, around tiny archipelagos and mystical Mediterranean islands thought to be the setting of Odysseus's epic journey.

As Laura chases one of the most conflicted, flawed and yet beloved heroes through his fantastical sea-kingdoms, looking for the places where geography and mythology collide, she discovers the wild beauty of the islands, and the redemptive powers of travel and nature, cold-water swimming, long hikes up mountains, and luminous star-lit skies.

But her quest to find happiness, safety and the true meaning of home is overshadowed by the deepening illness of her father. Returning as he's dying, forced to confront the very things she was running from, Laura reflects on what she has lost, how to live between story and reality, and the way we craft our own mythologies. Slipping between the mythical realm and the real world, she finds enchantment and healing in the magic of both.

Tickets

  • Ticket

    Includes entry, refreshment and £2 off Laura's book

    £4.00

Total

£0.00

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