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The Wild Silence

Raynor Winn

Published: 3rd September 2020 Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path, living on the windswept and wild English coastline; the cliffs, the sky and the chalky earth now feel like their home. Moth has a terminal diagnosis, but against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature. Together on the wild coastal path, with their feet firmly rooted outdoors, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits and they come back to four walls, but the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything. A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their saving grace and their new path to follow. The Wild Silence is a story of hope triumphing over despair, of lifelong love prevailing over everything. It is a luminous account of the human spirit's instinctive connection to nature, and how vital it is for us all. HARDBACK Publisher: Penguin Random House ISBN: 9780241401460
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Our Curators said...

Completely stunningly, gorgeously, heart-wrenchingly, utterly beautiful. I balled my eyes more than once during this book. You can feel the wind on your skin, smell the sea on the breeze and see the lushness of the world when you read this book. Ray’s relationship with her mother and with Moth is heart-breaking and the portrayal of her need to run away from human connection and into Moth’s arms is so moving. The way that Ray sees the world – her ability to stop for a moment and really notice things, whether that’s the changing coat of an Arctic Fox before winter, or the haziness of a buzzard’s wing – it’s like a blueprint for how life should be lived and loved.

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What the Critics are Saying

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

author and naturalist

A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing

Rachel Joyce


The Wild Silence confirms Raynor as a natural and extremely talented writer with an incredible way with words. This books 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


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