Nothing Much Happens

Calming stories to soothe your mind and help you sleep

Kathryn Nicolai

RRP: £8.99

7 October 2021

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781911630739

RRP: £14.99

5 November 2020

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781911630715

RRP: £6.99

5 November 2020

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760873509

In Nothing Much Happens Kathryn Nicolai offers a healthy way to ease the mind before bed: through the timeless appeal of classic bedtime stories. These calming tales take place in and around a fictional city, each one revealing those small, sweet moments of joy that may be found in the commonplace. As the unnamed, gender-neutral narrators recount their days they evoke the distinct comforts offered by each of the four seasons and gently lull their reader towards sleep. From celebrating nature and revelling in the joy or being home alone to the pleasure of getting lost in the stacks of the library and picking out the best of the end-of-season tomatoes at the farmer’s market, this treasury offers something for everyone.

Using her decades of experience as a meditation and yoga teacher, Kathryn Nicolai creates a world for you to slip into, one rich in sensory experience that quietly teaches mindfulness and self-compassion, soothes frayed nerves, and builds solid habits for nurturing sleep.