September's Recommended Read...

This month’s recommended read is “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn. Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2018, “The Salt Path” is an inspirational nature memoir about losing everything and finding yourself.

In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their home of 20 years, just as a terminal diagnosis took away their future together. With nowhere else to go, they decided to walk the South West Coast Path: a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

This ancient, wind-battered landscape strips them of every comfort they had previously known. With very little money for food or shelter, Raynor and Moth carry everything on their backs and wild camp on beaches and clifftops. But slowly, with every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, the walk sets them on a remarkable journey.

They don't know how far they will travel, but - to their surprise - they find themselves on a path to freedom.


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

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)

A gem of a book (Guardian, Best Books of Summer)

Uplifting and inspirational (Woman & Home)

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