Author's new memoirs detail how she started over in Scotland's book capital

Wigtown author Kathleen Hart has published her memoirs, a story about uncovering the things that really matter, and discovering what makes us feel alive.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 2:20 pm
Devorgilla Days is out now in hardback and for Kindle
Devorgilla Days is out now in hardback and for Kindle

Eight years ago the Cheshire-native was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Further complications led to a protracted recovery and months spent in hospital, where Kathleen had to learn how to walk again.

While recuperating, the convent educated former air hostess and antiques dealer came across a small whitewashed cottage for sale in Wigtown.

Kathleen drove h undreds of miles on nothing more than a few photographs and an inkling, she bought it that very same day, and named it Devorgilla, after the formidable 13th century Scottish princess.

Devorgilla Days is the story of how Kathleen left behind her old life to begin again in Scotland s book capital.

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.

Kathleen starts wild swimming, a ritual that brings peace and clarity to her mind as her body heals.

And, with the support of her virtual worldwide community who know her as PoshPedlar on Instagram, she rebuilds her life again.

Heartwarming and deeply moving, Devorgilla Days is an inspiring tale of one woman's remarkable journey, a celebration of community, and a call-to-arms for anyone who has ever dreamt of starting over.