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The Salt Path

The Salt Path

Author(s): Raynor Winn

Location(s): The West Country

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose 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.

Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, 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.

The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

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The book opens as Raynor and her husband Moth are in court. A couple of years ago they invested heavily in a financial project at the behest of old childhood friend Cooper, but when...

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