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The Salt Path

by Raynor Winn

Audiobooks of the Month

LoveReading View on The Salt Path

Simple, stunning, provocative, loved it! Author Raynor Winn has tells us about her own journey around the South West Coastal Path with her husband Moth. The synopsis sounds heartbreaking, it is heartbreaking, yet this is one of the most positive and hopeful memoirs I have read. After a three-year trial Moth and Raynor lose their home and livelihood then within days Moth is informed he is terminally ill. Hiding under the stairs with the bailiffs at the door Raymor and Moth decide to wild walk the coastal path around the south west of England. The Salt Path was shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award and the hardback was a Times Top 10 bestseller, all deservedly so. The prologue captures a moment on the journey, a moment of wonder, of joy, of realisation and I just knew I was going to fall in love with this tale. Raynor Winn tells her own story with such positivity, she puts everything in, opens the door and lays her life bare. Raynor allowed me to see that this so could so easily be my situation, encouraged me to think, ponder, contemplate, I felt wonder at their determination and almost elated as I came to the end. The Salt Path is an eye-opening, truly inspirational story.

Liz Robinson

The Salt Path Synopsis

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, read by Anne Reid.

Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405937764
Publication date: 19/04/2019
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Audiobook

ISBN: 9781405937184
Publication date: 31/01/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241349649
Publication date: 22/03/2018
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405937764
Publication date: 19th April 2019
Author: Raynor Winn
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month,

About Raynor Winn

Winn and her husband Moth, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness became homeless after a bad investment and decided to walk the 630-mile (1,010 km) South West Coast Path. Since traveling the South West Coastal Path, Raynor Winn has become a regular long-distance walker and writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping. She lives in Cornwall. This is her first book.

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