Following her Sunday Times bestselling, prize winning book The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her profoundly moving second memoir – The Wild Silence. It’s published today and we’ve got our mitts on one copy to give away to a lucky reader.
In The Salt Path Raynor and her husband Moth head to the windswept coastline to try to find a way through homelessness, and ultimately to find themselves. Now in The Wild Silence they come back to four walls, but the sense of home is elusive and returning to normality is not easy.
Raynor explores further the concept of home, of our connections between land and nature, examines her own childhood, how we come to terms with the death of our parents and continues her love song with Cornwall.
The Wild Silence is an incredible follow up to one of the most loved books written about Cornwall in the past few years and continues Raynor and Moth’s story as they move on with life following their heartbreaking yet uplifting walk of the 630 mile South West Coast Path. In the face of Moth’s debilitating illness and Raynor’s struggle to trust strangers, they continue to re-build their lives in Cornwall, leading to an offer (also in the face of difficult circumstances) of a tenancy on a farm – to tend and re-wild, to further test just how far our relationship with nature impacts our physical beings.