The Salt Path - Raynor Winn

The Salt Path

By Raynor Winn

  • Release Date: 2018-03-22
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 333 Ratings

Description

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

GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER

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.

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY LITERATURE CHRISTOPHER BLAND PRIZE & SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD & WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2018

'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

'The most inspirational book of this year' The Times

Reviews

  • The salt path

    5
    By Nancy Hart 68
    Brilliant, sad, inspirational story. Loved it from the first word to the last. Nancy hart 68
  • Salt path

    5
    By egdirbnats
    Really good read, I’m a farmers wife and know how hard the life is and when things get tight people knocking on your door, but fortunately we have always be able to scrap through, but I admire you both for the difficult journey you both made and while reading this book it felt as if I was on the journey with you both too
  • The Salt Path

    5
    By Barneyc12
    Really uplifting story and beautifully written, I felt as if i was with them on their journey and got to know them. So happy they found kindness and hope in this ever disappointing weird world. Looking forward to your next book. Good luck to you both Mirri Carter
  • The Salt Path

    5
    By Roy-Michael
    A wondrous book. Moving, uplifting and thought provoking. Would make the most beautiful and enduring film too!