The Salt Path

The Salt Path

The 85-Week Sunday Times Bestseller from the Million-Copy Bestselling Author

Summary

Bring nature into your home with the inspiring true story of hope and the healing powers of the natural world, in one of the most talked about books of the decade

FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'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
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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.
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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

GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER

'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

  • A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance
    Guardian

About the author

Raynor Winn

Raynor Winn is the bestselling author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence. The Salt Path won the inaugural RSL Christopher Bland Prize and was shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize. The Wild Silence was shortlisted for the 2021 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. She is a regular long-distance walker and writes about nature, homelessness and our relationship to the land. She lives in Cornwall with her husband Moth.
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