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  • A gorgeous memoir all about the great outdoors and the impulse to go to our limits

    Evening Standard
  • This is a wonderful book - exhilarating and taut, fearless in its explorations of wildness, risk, motherhood, and the inner and outer worlds of the writer. It will make you want to get out into the mountains, and to get back home in one piece. A triumph.

    Jon McGregor
  • This book is beautiful. I could read Helen Mort all day long...The book sang to me on many levels. It's spirited, visceral, earthy, defiant...A book I will re-read, and talk about, and pass on.

    Emma Jane Unsworth
  • An intimate take on motherhood and self-dissolution, and the way mountains can come to fill the voids of a life

    Economist
  • Strong stuff, satisfying and intriguing to read

    Sarah Moss, Irish Times
  • Deeply moving

    New Statesman
  • This is a book of the seen and unseen; on being alive; on being wild; on being a woman. This book is about being a woman - both seen and unseen - alive and wild - in a world that needs new words for every single part of this. And my oh my, how Mort writes those new words.

    Caught by the River
  • A candid and moving exploration of early motherhood...the writing is beautifully lyrical

    Sophie Windgate, The I

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