The Wild Silence (Hardback)Raynor Winn

A lyrical story of homelessness, humanity and endurance.

  • Hardback
  • 288 Pages / Published 26 May 2020
  • 2 In stock



The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade – the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Month and The Sunday Times bestselling The Salt Path. _______’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’Heartening and comforting . .

. The nature writing is beautiful and it is a thrill to read. You feel the world is a better place because Raynor and Moth are in it’ Times’A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing’ Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry_______Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth.

After walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. And despite Moth’s terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature – outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits.

As they return to four walls, 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 but neglected farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises. 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. _______Praise for The Salt Path’An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves’ Independent’This is what you need right now to muster hope and resilience . .

. a beautiful story and a reminder that humans can endure adversity’ Stylist’The landscape is magical: shapeshifting seas and smugglers’ coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely.

. . it’s a tale of triumph; of hope over despair, of love over everything’ Sunday Times’The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life.

With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told’ Jackie Morris, illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane

Additional information

Weight 396 g
Dimensions 223 × 32 mm



Penguin Books Ltd


Michael Joseph Ltd

Date of Publication

26 May 2020

By (author)

Raynor Winn






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