The Wild Silence (Paperback)
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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 27/05/2021
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Continuing the inspirational story of The Salt Path, Winn's tender sequel recounts what happened when her and Moth's odyssey came to an end.

Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021

Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book.

This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life after a period of homelessness.

Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything.

This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241401477
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Heartening and comforting ... The nature writing is beautiful and it is a thrill to read. You feel the world is a better place because Raynor and Moth are in it' - The Times 

'Raynor Winn has written a brilliant, powerful and touching account of her life before and after The Salt Path, which, like her astonishing debut, will connect with anyone who has triumphed over adversity' - Stephen Moss

'Deeply personal and spiritual in its exploration of the healing qualities of nature ... Winn's writing transforms her surroundings and her spirits, her joy coming across clearly in her shimmering prose' -

'In this unflinching sequel to The Salt Path, nature provides solace against forebodings of mortality ... there is a luminous conviction to the prose' - The Observer 

'To follow Raynor Winn on her songline back to Cornwall is to know how it feels to walk yourself into the land you love and find peace at the end of the journey' - Brian Jackman, travel journalist for The Sunday Times 

'Winn's soul-baring honesty and beautifully remembered, touching conversations will take your breath away' - BBC Countryfile 

'Notions of home are poignantly explored ... Her evocations of weather, landscape, the sea and her love for her partner, Moth, who has an incurable neurodegenerative condition, are wonderful' - The Guardian 

'Full of descriptions of dramatic landscapes that make the reader long for the great outdoors ... an uplifting and illuminating book' - The Sunday Express 

'Intimate in feel and ambitious in scope ... Throughout it all [Winn] retains her faith in the importance of having an almost visceral connection to the land' - The Observer

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“A chance. A hope. A breath”

Raynor Winn wrote, "A chance. A hope. A breath." (p.243).
This is the underlying story of Ray and Moth to the reader- to take a chance, to have hope and to breathe the fresh air.
Ray's books are love... More

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“The Wild Silence Raynor Winn”

Early in The Wild Silence, Raynor Winn unpacks the tent that her and her husband Moth called home when walking the South West Coast Path. She cannot find sleep easily within four walls again and so she erects it in... More

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“Incredible”

In the Salt Path, we saw Raynor and Moth pushing through one of the most devastating times in their lives by walking across the clinging cliffs of the South West Coastal Path, a feat of hundreds of miles, homeless and... More

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