The Wild Silence

October 31, 2020
The Wild Silence

The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked aboutbooks of the decade - the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Monthand The Sunday Times bestselling The SaltPath.'Raynor Winn has written a brilliant, powerful andtouching account of her life before and after The SaltPath, which, like her astonishing debut, will connect withanyone who has triumphed over adversity' Stephen Moss,author and naturalist'Heartening and comforting . . . The nature writing isbeautiful and it is a thrill to read. You feel the world is abetter place because Raynor and Moth are in it'Times'A beautiful, luminous and magical piece ofwriting' Rachel Joyce, author of The UnlikelyPilgrimage of Harold FryNature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth.After walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, thewindswept 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 thatanything is possible.Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits. As they return to fourwalls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality isproving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone whoreads their story changes everything:A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglectedfarmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land andreturning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path.Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land thatenvelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course,embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunityarises.The Wild Silence is a story of hope triumphing overdespair, of lifelong love prevailing over everything.It is a luminous account of the human spirit'sinstinctive connection to nature, and how vital it is for usall.Praise for The Salt Path'An astonishing narrative of two people draggingthemselves from the depths of despair along some of the mostdramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to theirproblems and ultimately finding themselves'Independent'This is what you need right now to muster hope andresilience . . . a beautiful story and a reminder that humans canendure adversity' Stylist'The landscape is magical: shapeshifting seas andsmugglers' coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynorwrites exquisitely. . . it's a tale of triumph; of hope overdespair, of love over everything' SundayTimes'The Salt Path is alife-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea andtastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is astory heart-achingly and beautifully told' Jackie Morris,illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane