Kate Humble

Kate Humble

A Year of Living Simply: My Journey from Complexity to Contentment

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival Online 2020
Broadcast Date
Tuesday 22 September

Kate writes beautifully, in a clear, crisp and concise style. In her new book, it seems that she has used this talent to reassess what is important in life.

The achievement of happiness does not lie in finding the latest thing, the newest gadget or what other people say is the best yet. As with her writing, simplicity is the key and in A Year of Living Simply, she relates how she decluttered her life and found a clear path to contentment. Her days, much less crowded, are not about the ceaseless acquisition of stuff, but are about rediscovering a sense of achievement, what makes a person happy and what gets you genuinely excited.

This book is frank, open and helpful – it banishes anxiety and welcomes the simple things in life.

Kate talks to Sally Magnusson.

Baillie Gifford Series

The Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival Online 2020 is free to view on our Vimeo channel so that everyone can explore and enjoy great literature events from home. Please support us if you can by making a donation. Your contribution will help us continue to bring authors and audiences together again in 2021 and beyond.