The Cut presents fundraiser

Melissa Harrison, The Stubborn Light of Things

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 - 6:00 pm

The Stubborn Light of Things is the latest book, a nature diary, by award-winning novelist, nature writer and hit podcaster Melissa Harrison, following her journey from urban south London to the rural Suffolk countryside.

'When I lived in London I barely noticed the winter solstice. Nothing slowed, contracted or dimmed to mark the shortest day of the year, for, like all cities, London has all but left such trifling considerations behind. But now I am in Suffolk, and the difference could not be more marked. I wake in dim half-light, the yellow windows of nearby farmhouses glimmering across frost-white fields. At three the rooks begin to gather in the leafless trees, and flocks of starlings start to move from place to place. When darkness falls, the nights are blacker than I've ever seen, the starfield so breathtaking that Orion and the Plough are lost amid a million other points of light.'

The Stubborn Light of Things will transform the way you see the world.

A perceptive and powerful call-to-arms written in mesmerising prose, The Stubborn Light of Things confirms Harrison as a central voice in British nature writing.

'A writer of great gifts.' Robert Macfarlane

'The journal of a writer to compare to Thomas Hardy. Melissa Harrison is among our most celebrated nature writers.' John Carey, The Times

This event on Zoom sees Melissa in conversation with Catherine Larner a writer and editor living in Suffolk.

In case you didn't receive an email with the details, here is the link

And the Code: Meeting ID: 891 5023 4943

Signed copies of the book can be bought from Halesworth Bookshop and sent by post or ordered for pick up.
Halesworth Bookshop
42 Thoroughfare, Halesworth IP19 8AR
01986 873840

Please submit questions for Melissa via email to

Catherine Larner