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Sunday Walk: Mushroom Foraging and Mourning with Long Lit Woon in Bath

Sunday 6th October 2019

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 10am
  • Start time 10.30am
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Join us for a truly special event with Long Litt Woon who will lead attendees on a walk and teach people some of the basics of mushroom identification.

When Long Litt Woon loses her husband of 32 years to an unexpected death, she is utterly bereft. An immigrant in his country, in losing the love of her life she has also lost her compass and her passport to society. For a time, she is stuck, aimless, disoriented. It is only when she wanders off deep into the woods with mushroom hunters and is taught there how to see clearly what is all around her, and learn how to make distinctions, take educated risks, and hear all the different melodies in Nature’s chorus, that she returns to life and to living. And it is mushrooms which guide her back. The Way Through the Woods: of Mushrooms and Mouring is a truly special book which combines the author’s story of losing her husband with her joy at discovering a new way of connecting with the natural world – through mushrooming.