Catherine Munro

The Ponies At The Edge Of The World
  • The Ponies At The Edge Of The World

  • I had drifted, gotten lost, strayed from the paths and places I love. I felt Shetland calling me, and in this moment, I began my slow, imperfect journey towards finding home.

    Catherine Munro transforms her life when she ups sticks and moves to the tiny island of Whalsay as part of her PhD, studying the hardy ponies that inhabit the Shetland Islands. Over the course of a year, Catherine goes through the grief of a miscarriage, the uncertainty of life as an outsider and the harsh nature of this wild land. Yet through it all, she finds comfort, connection and hope through the people and animals of Shetland who give her the feeling of home she has always been looking for.

    The Ponies at the Edge of the World is an uplifting and moving story about the incredible healing powers of animals and the natural world. It is a stunning book on community, resilience, hope and belonging.

Catherine Munro is an anthropologist in human-animal relationships, with a special interest in the people and ponies of Shetland. Catherine lives in Shetland with her young family and loves exploring the landscapes and sharing her experiences through her writing and work as a tour guide. The Ponies at the Edge of the World is her first book.

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