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The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

14th January 2021
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Time: 8.00 - 9.00pm

Tickets £6.

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Following her Sunday Times bestselling, prize winning book The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her profoundly moving second memoir.

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 and Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, as Raynor struggles to recover trust in herself and others. Until someone who read The Salt Path makes an unbelievable offer and they find themselves living on an overused farm, tasked with revitalising the land and returning the wildlife to its hedgerows.

With only their life-long love of each other and the natural world to help them, they begin to rediscover the meaning of home. The Wild Silence is the story of one couple’s inextricable connection to the land; and how by exploring their past, Raynor comes to terms with their future.

The Salt Path has been optioned for a feature film adaptation by producers Llyod Levin and Beatriz Levin of Shadowplay Features along with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films. Raynor will be working alongside both producers during the production of the film. Since travelling the South West Coastal Path, Raynor Winn has become a regular long-distance walker and writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping.

Raynor says about writing The Wild Silence:

‘It began as an exploration of how Moth’s health had changed as we walked," she said. "But it became something much more - a book of love and loss and rediscovering self-belief and how our deep connection to the natural world has defined our lives both before and after The Salt Path.

"But even more it became a book of the earth, the land, our connection to it, its power to heal and our power to heal it in return.’

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