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Wanderland by Jini Reddy


Jini Reddy

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 30 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781472951939

Wanderland is a book in which the heart leads, all things are possible and the Other, both wild and human, comes in from the cold. It is a paean to the joy of roaming, both figuratively and imaginatively, and to the joy of finding your place in the world.

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5 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
17 Jan 2020

"an alluring blend of memoir and nature writing"

Born in London to Indian parents who grew up in Apartheid-era South Africa, travel journalist Reddy was raised in Quebec, and had always felt a sense of otherness. Propelled by the unshakeable memory of a mysterious, unearthly voice she heard while alone on a remote mountaintop in the Pyrenees, she embarks on a quest for the magical in landscapes across Britain. With an unusual but timely eco-spiritual edge, and an alluring blend of memoir and nature writing, this touches on themes of identity and belonging as it charts how a restless spirit fell in love with her native land.