The perfect books in the perfect setting: this is the goal of the reading retreats available through The School of Life:
A Reading Retreat begins with a session (by phone or email) with one of our bibliotherapists. These experts will carefully consider your reading habits, your current ambitions, desires and stage of life – and then draw up a reading prescription for you, directing you to a highly inspirational, provocative and eye-opening set of books (be they novels, poems, essays or biographies) to read while you are away.
Armed with your reading prescription, you can then take off on holiday to a selection of five extraordinary houses secured exclusively by The School of Life from a new organisation called Living Architecture and built by some of the world’s greatest architects on sites in Devon, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk. In these tranquil beautiful houses (all additionally armed with their own intelligent libraries), you will be able to make your way through your list of books in surroundings utterly congenial to rest and reflection.
The houses have to be seen to be believed. Breathtaking.
Thank you, Laura Miller, for that episode of