The Salt Path

Raynor Winn

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Bring nature into your home with the uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline.

‘This is what you need right now to muster hope and resilience . . . a beautiful story and a reminder that humans can endure adversity’ Stylist

‘A beautiful book, it really lives up to the hype . . . an enjoyable, gentle yet moving read’ Pandora Sykes on The High Low

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE CHRISTOPHER BLAND PRIZE & SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD & WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2018
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Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.
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GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER

‘A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance’ Guardian

‘Mesmerising. It is one of the most uplifting, inspiring books that I’ve ever read’ i

‘An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves’ Independent

The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told.’ Jackie Morris

‘The landscape is magical: shape-shifting seas and smugglers’ coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely . . . It’s a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything’ The Sunday Times

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The Wild Silence, Raynor’s second moving and magical memoir, is out now in hardback.

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ISBN – 9781405937184
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 31/01/2019
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Memoir

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Raynor Winn
The Wild Silence


The incredible Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade – the phenomenon and­ 80-week Sunday Times bestselling The Salt Path

‘Beautiful, a thrill to read . . . you feel the world is a better place because Raynor and Moth are in it’ The Times

‘Brilliant, powerful and touching . . . will connect with anyone who has triumphed over adversity’ Stephen Moss, author and naturalist

‘A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing’ Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
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‘It was the land, the earth, the deep humming background to my very being’

In 2016, days before they were unjustly evicted from their home, Raynor Winn was told her husband Moth was dying.

Instead of giving up they embarked on a life-changing journey: walking the 630-mile South West Coast Path, living by their wits, determination and love of nature.

But all journeys must end and when the couple return to civilisation they find that four walls feel like a prison, cutting them off from the sea and sky that sustained them – that had saved Moth’s life.

So when the chance to rewild an old Cornish farm comes their way, they grasp it, hoping they’ll not only reconnect with the natural world but also find themselves once again on its healing path . . .
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‘Confirms Raynor as a natural and extremely talented writer with an incredible way with words. This book gives us all what we wanted to know at the end of The Salt Path which is what happened next. So moving, it made me cry . . . repeatedly’ Sophie Raworth, BBC

‘Winn’s writing transforms her surroundings and her spirits, her joy coming across clearly in her shimmering prose’ i

‘Unflinching . . . There is a luminous conviction to the prose’ Observer

‘Notions of home are poignantly explored . . . wonderful’ Guardian

Praise for The Salt Path

‘An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves’ Independent

‘This is what you need right now to muster hope and resilience . . . a beautiful story and a reminder that humans can endure adversity’
Stylist

‘The landscape is magical: shapeshifting seas and smugglers’ coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely . . . it’s a tale of triumph; of hope over despair, of love over everything’ The Sunday Times

The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told’ Jackie Morris, illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane

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