Skybound: A Journey In Flight (Paperback)Rebecca Loncraine (author)
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Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year Award
'Extraordinary' Daily Telegraph
Skybound by Rebecca Loncraine is a book for anyone who has looked up and longed to take flight.
The day she flew in a glider for the first time, Rebecca Loncraine fell in love. Months of gruelling treatment for cancer meant she had lost touch with the world around her, but in that engineless plane, soaring 3,000 feet over the landscape of her childhood, with only the rising thermals to take her higher and the birds to lead the way, she felt ready to face life again.
And so Rebecca flew, travelling from her home in the Black Mountains of Wales to New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Nepalese Himalayas as she chased her new-found passion: her need to soar with the birds. She would push herself to the boundary of her own fear, and learn to live with joy and hope once more.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 25 mm
A soaring gift of a book. A moving meditation on landscapes and the leaving of them, the freedom of travelling beyond our fears -- Owen Sheers
Makes you look at the sky and the land with new eyes . . . extraordinary . . . a celebration of wind and wings * Daily Telegraph *
Stunning . . . Skybound is so full of life - a love letter to nature and a hymn of love to the parental bond -- Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache
A valuable contribution . . . if Skybound is a manual for anything, it's for how to find lift on the Earth in the face of uncertainties . . . remarkable -- Mark Vanhoenacker, author of Skyfaring * Spectator *
If you're looking for beauty, love and courage, read this book -- Nicholas Crane
As thoughtful and insightful as it is courageous and inspiring * Sunday Express *
Astonishingly beautiful . . . a record of a life that was lived vividly and thrillingly and intensely . . . brilliant and unique -- Niall Griffiths, author of Grits
This beautiful book transformed the way I see the sky . . . fascinating -- James Macdonald Lockhart, author of Raptor
Profound and exquisitely written -- Jay Griffiths, author of Wild: An Elemental Journey
A life-affirming memoir * Radio Times *
Proves that one can soar above the fear of death both literally and in language of unsurpassed beauty . . . the book is about the sheer thrill of being part of the astonishing earth we have in common, written by an extraordinarily sensitive and gifted writer * Harvard Review *
I have never read anything like it . . . painted from a palette of courage, honesty and moments of great beauty -- Jim Crumley