Lia Leendertz: The Almanac 2024


Sunday 3rd December 2023, 5pm, £5-£15

Storysmith, 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD

We are delighted to invite you to a very special festive celebration of the natural year with the person who knows it best – Lia Leendertz. We’ll be honouring the 2024 edition of Lia’s perennially popular and bestselling Almanac with a night of conversation and mulled beverages.

We are also disproportionately excited that Lia will be in conversation with Michael Malay, author of the scintillating Late Light.

Tickets include a glass of mulled wine. Pre-order your hardback copy of The Almanac (rrp £12.99) for a special discounted price with your ticket, then collect on the night!


About Lia Leendertz

Lia Leendertz is an award-winning garden and food writer based in Bristol. She writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, The Garden, Simple Things, the Guardian and Gardens Illustrated. Her reinvention of the traditional rural almanac has become an annual must-have for readers eager to connect with the seasons, appreciate the outdoors and discover ways to mark and celebrate each month.

About The Almanac

Reconnect with the seasons in Britain and Ireland with this month-by-month guide to the world around us – including tide tables, sunrises and moon phases; garden feasts, wildlife and folklore; seasonal recipes, snacks and more.

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2024 gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays.

This year’s edition focuses on the natural wonders of the garden, celebrating the beautiful flora and fauna at your doorstep. There are also features on each month’s unique nature, plus a flower and a snack of the month. You will find yourself referring to The Almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.


‘Lia Leendertz’s classic almanac never fails to delight’ – The Herald

‘It’s a perfect Christmas present’ – Allan Jenkins, The Observer

‘The perfect companion to the seasons’ – India Knight

‘Indispensable’ – Sir Bob Geldof

‘This book is your bible’ – The Independent

‘I love this gem of a book’ – Cerys Matthews

About Michael Malay

Michael Malay is a writer and teacher based in Bristol. He was raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, before moving to Australia with his family at the age of ten. His writing has been published in various journals, including The Clearing and The Willowherb Review. His first book, Late Light, was published this year and has won plaudits from Amy Liptrot, Sara Baume and Abi Andrews.

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