The Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize


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The uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline.

‘A beautiful book, it really lives up to the hype . . . an enjoyable, gentle yet moving read’ Pandora Sykes on The High Low

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE CHRISTOPHER BLAND PRIZE & SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD & WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2018
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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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GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER

‘A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance’ Guardian

‘Mesmerising. It is one of the most uplifting, inspiring books that I’ve ever read’ i

‘A thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, strength and endurance’ The Week

‘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

The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told.’ Jackie Morris

‘The landscape is magical: shape-shifting seas and smugglers’ coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely . . . It’s a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything’ The Sunday Times



A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance (Guardian)<br ><br >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)<br ><br >A gem of a book (Guardian, Best Books of Summer)<br ><br >Ray’s account of their incredible journey is a tale of triumph, of hope over despair (Pick of the paperbacks, The Sunday Times)<br ><br >The landscape is magical, shape-shifting seas and smugglers’ coves; myriad sea birds and mauve skies . . . It’s a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything . . . home was no longer about bricks and mortar. It was a state of mind (The Sunday Times)<br ><br >An inspirational nature memoir for fans of H is for Hawk about losing everything and finding yourself between the elements of sea and sky (Waterstones)<br ><br >A remarkable and redemptive journey (Summer Books of 2018 Financial Times)<br ><br >The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told. (Jackie Morris, illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane) –a

The most inspirational book of this year . . . In some ways The Salt Path reads like the ultimate drop-out odyssey, except that this journey isn’t a life choice . . . What the book chiefly conveys is the human capacity for endurance and the regenerative power of nature . . . The Salt Path also serves as a reminder that Britain is a land criss-crossed by footpaths and that we take this 140,000-mile national glory for granted at our peril . . . The Salt Path has reminded me to scrape last year’s mud from my walking boots and get rambling again. I hope it has the same impact on millions of others. (Richard Morrison The Times) –a

Uplifting and inspirational (Woman & Home) –a



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