The Salt Path

The Salt Path

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

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Title:The Salt Path
Author:Raynor Winn
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0241349648
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Salt Path Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Apr 22, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

  • Onceinabluemoon
    Mar 21, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

    Checked this out solely on the cover, but was instantly drawn in, totally unaware this was a memoir. A powerful and eye opening experience, it really makes me think twice about those you pass in daily life. Surprised at their reaction from others when they shared their truth, I realize...

  • Jane
    Dec 12, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

  • Beth Bonini
    Feb 05, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

    Checked this out solely on the cover, but was instantly drawn in, totally unaware this was a memoir. A powerful and eye opening experience, it really makes me think twice about those you pass in daily life. Surprised at their reaction from others when they shared their truth, I realize...

    This profoundly satisfying memoir/travelogue could be lodged under more than one category or genre on the bookshelf. It?s an adventure story: in which a middle-aged couple attempt to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, camping ?wild? all the way. It?s a survival story: in ...

  • Diane S Ôśö
    Mar 21, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

  • Rebecca
    Aug 07, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

  • Ingrid
    Feb 13, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

  • Emma
    Mar 13, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

  • Liina Bachmann
    May 12, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

  • Phrynne
    Mar 31, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

  • Michele
    Mar 13, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

  • Imogen
    Apr 02, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

    Checked this out solely on the cover, but was instantly drawn in, totally unaware this was a memoir. A powerful and eye opening experience, it really makes me think twice about those you pass in daily life. Surprised at their reaction from others when they shared their truth, I realize...

    This profoundly satisfying memoir/travelogue could be lodged under more than one category or genre on the bookshelf. It?s an adventure story: in which a middle-aged couple attempt to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, camping ?wild? all the way. It?s a survival story: in ...

    What do you do when you are in late middle age, your husband has a painful terminal incurable illness, and you lose your home and the farm that is your livelihood? Raynor Winn and her husband Moth decide not to give in. They walk the 630 mile SW coast path, which runs from Somerset ...

    After a 3.5 yr court battle, Ray and ger husband, Moth, lose their farm, their home, their livelihood and a lot of their confodence and self respect. Two days later they find put that Moth is slowly dying of a degenerative brain disease. So they decide to buy a tent and walk the 636 mi...

    Blimey, I did wonder what I was in for when I read the first few chapters - they lost their home, business, savings, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Then they had this barmy idea to walk the South West Coast Path! I rarely read books about walking, I find them very repetative...

    An evocative and very moving account of a very long walk. This is a book about homelessness, illness and how to keep going when you've lost everything. It's about salt ? salt from sweat, tears and the sea ? and I'm sure it will stay with me for a long time. ...

  • Val
    Mar 01, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

  • Paul
    May 06, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

  • Nigel
    May 08, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

  • J.A. Ironside
    Aug 11, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

    Checked this out solely on the cover, but was instantly drawn in, totally unaware this was a memoir. A powerful and eye opening experience, it really makes me think twice about those you pass in daily life. Surprised at their reaction from others when they shared their truth, I realize...

    This profoundly satisfying memoir/travelogue could be lodged under more than one category or genre on the bookshelf. It?s an adventure story: in which a middle-aged couple attempt to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, camping ?wild? all the way. It?s a survival story: in ...

    What do you do when you are in late middle age, your husband has a painful terminal incurable illness, and you lose your home and the farm that is your livelihood? Raynor Winn and her husband Moth decide not to give in. They walk the 630 mile SW coast path, which runs from Somerset ...

    After a 3.5 yr court battle, Ray and ger husband, Moth, lose their farm, their home, their livelihood and a lot of their confodence and self respect. Two days later they find put that Moth is slowly dying of a degenerative brain disease. So they decide to buy a tent and walk the 636 mi...

  • Toast
    May 09, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

    Checked this out solely on the cover, but was instantly drawn in, totally unaware this was a memoir. A powerful and eye opening experience, it really makes me think twice about those you pass in daily life. Surprised at their reaction from others when they shared their truth, I realize...

    This profoundly satisfying memoir/travelogue could be lodged under more than one category or genre on the bookshelf. It?s an adventure story: in which a middle-aged couple attempt to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, camping ?wild? all the way. It?s a survival story: in ...

    What do you do when you are in late middle age, your husband has a painful terminal incurable illness, and you lose your home and the farm that is your livelihood? Raynor Winn and her husband Moth decide not to give in. They walk the 630 mile SW coast path, which runs from Somerset ...

    After a 3.5 yr court battle, Ray and ger husband, Moth, lose their farm, their home, their livelihood and a lot of their confodence and self respect. Two days later they find put that Moth is slowly dying of a degenerative brain disease. So they decide to buy a tent and walk the 636 mi...

    Blimey, I did wonder what I was in for when I read the first few chapters - they lost their home, business, savings, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Then they had this barmy idea to walk the South West Coast Path! I rarely read books about walking, I find them very repetative...

  • Aoife
    May 05, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

  • Perri
    Mar 18, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

  • El
    Oct 04, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

  • Michael Cayley
    Feb 22, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

    Checked this out solely on the cover, but was instantly drawn in, totally unaware this was a memoir. A powerful and eye opening experience, it really makes me think twice about those you pass in daily life. Surprised at their reaction from others when they shared their truth, I realize...

    This profoundly satisfying memoir/travelogue could be lodged under more than one category or genre on the bookshelf. It?s an adventure story: in which a middle-aged couple attempt to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, camping ?wild? all the way. It?s a survival story: in ...

    What do you do when you are in late middle age, your husband has a painful terminal incurable illness, and you lose your home and the farm that is your livelihood? Raynor Winn and her husband Moth decide not to give in. They walk the 630 mile SW coast path, which runs from Somerset ...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Feb 27, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

  • Spurnlad
    Sep 23, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

  • Laurence
    Feb 07, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

  • Lydia Bailey
    Mar 14, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

  • Helen
    Mar 11, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

  • Renee Godding
    Feb 07, 2019

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

    Een ongeluk komt nooit alleen: wat ik als ongeloofwaardig zou bestempelen in fictie, gebeurt soms gewoon echt in het echte leven. Knap hoe Ray en Moth na wat ze meegemaakt hebben (en met zijn fysieke conditie) deze tocht aanvatten en niet na twee dagen terug opgeven (wat ik dus waarsch...

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Salt Path is a non-fiction novel about how Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lose their home and pretty much the entirety of their income and with nowhere to go,...

    I was initially disappointed that this book wasn?t fiction. The blurb does lead you to believe it is. It is, however, very well written & extremely interesting. An autobiographical tale of a married couple in their fifties who, after a series of devastating blows, decide to walk ...

    This will be an unpopular opinion amongst the five-star reviews - I found the book extremely tedious and at points downright irritating. It was not emotionally engaging at all for me. Although it has all the elements why it should and could be: a middle age couple loses they're home an...

    My thanks to Penguin for picking my name out of the hat for their giveaway! I have to admit to putting the book down for a time because the first 19 pages I read had ripped my heart out. I sobbed as I read them. In one fell swoop, this couple lost everything. Raynor Winn and her hu...

    Either 3.5 or 4 stars. Not quite sure yet. Review to come ...

  • Fondantsurprise
    Apr 10, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

  • Kiwi Begs2Differ  ÔťÄ
    Dec 07, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...

    After a few pages into the book I googled the author. I had missed before that this is a non-fiction book, a kind of memoir. I thought it was a novel at first because Raynor Winn writes very well. The decisions she and her husband made after having lost nearly everything in their live...

    When this book first caught my eye I picked it up and but it down again, because I thought that the story it had to tell might pull me down at a time when I needed to be lifted up; but a warm recommendation and the news that the author would be appearing at my local literary festival s...

    A middle-aged couple in the UK, facing bankruptcy and a terminal illness diagnosis, decides to take off and walk the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Most identity crisis take-a-walk memoirs are from younger, healthier people...

    I am not normally a fan of the memoir in general, but this one was pretty good. It had a lot of interest for me in its setting as I spent many childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon and have family in Poole. So everywhere Ray and Moth went I could visualise the sights and sounds and ...

    The bad news came fast, Raynor Winn's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, they had just lost a court case even though they hadáthe evidence that they were not liable for debts and now the bailiffs were hammering on the door to take their farm and livelihood away. ...

    A beautiful book that made me think about what?s really important to me and what matters in my world. Moth and Raynor find themselves homeless, and then things get even worse when Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With nothing else to do, and no where else to go they walk th...

    I really wanted to like this book. The story has the potential to be a life-affirming, heart-warming work and I love walking but I just couldn't get on with the style which, for me, was flat and monotonous and the tale itself was repetitive and overlong in many areas. I felt it needed ...

    It was the worst of times. Just after Winn learned that her husband Moth had CBD, a rare degenerative brain disease, they lost a court case pertaining to their investment in a friend?s failed business; bailiffs seized their house to pay off the debt. They?d relied on renting out th...

    This is a memoir, following a middle aged couple, Ray and Moth, as they lose their family home in a complex legal battle and Moth receives the devastating diagnosis of a terminal illness. With not much left to lose, they embark upon a 630 mile backpacking adventure along the South West...

    I wanted to love this book. I?d heard so many amazing things about it. But I struggled. I don?t want to leave an unkind review so I?ll say ? some of the nature writing is beautiful. I just didn?t get on at all with the internal commentary. ...

    Disappointing. Too much self-pity for my liking. A great idea and a good choice for the situation, but i just couldn't identify with the people. ...

    "Winn and her husband Moth, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness become homeless after a bad investment and decide to walk the the Cornish coastline." It sounds horribly depressing, but it's really rather empowering as she is given the gift of time and travel to take measure of...

    I'm going to be a bit of an odd one out here. I was looking for forward to this. I know parts of the South West Coast path fairly well. It's a true story about folk who are having a pretty bad time. It should be good. Parts certainly were and I definitely enjoyed some of it. However ot...

    For me this is another 'H is for Hawk': a profoundly moving, deeply personal account of a year and a bit in the life of Raynor Winn as she and her terminally ill husband walk the South West Coast Path after losing their home and most of their money. As someone who used to love takin...

    This is the true story of a middle-aged couple, Moth and Ray, who due to a badly handled court case suddenly find themselves homeless, having lost their home and livelihood; and if it wasn?t enough, there are further bad news: Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Contrary t...

  • Bookread2day
    Apr 13, 2018

    A very different spin on those we think of as homeless, because these two people did everything right, and lost everything. Added to this they find out Moth, Raynors husband has a degenerative disease. How much can two people handle? With very little money, with no where to go except s...

    Thank you to Penguin Books who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is an inspiring memoir written by Raynor Winn, wife of Moth Winn and mother of their adult children Rowan and Thomas. This utterly devoted married couple find themselves homeless at the age of fifty....

    This is my favourite non fiction novel because it's about a mid age couple who tell a true story. It made me cry for them loosing everything that they had worked for all their lives. It also made me cry of how little money they had to buy something to eat on their journey walking to Co...