Island Home: A Landscape Memoir

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A wise, passionate and compelling investigation into how our landscape makes us who we are.

ISBN: 9781509816927 Author: Winton, Tim Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Picador Publication Date: 4th May 2017 Imprint: Picador Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 197 Language: English Edition: Main Market Ed. Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘I grew up on the world’s largest island.’

From his childhood, Tim Winton’s relationship with the landscape around him – Australia’s swamps and bush, rockpools, seacaves and scrub – has been as vital as any other connection. Whether camping in hidden inlets, walking in the high rocky desert fringe, or diving at Ningaloo Reef, Winton has felt the place seep into him – its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance.

Island Home is the story of how that relationship with the landscape came to be. Charged with love for the huge, besieging force of Australia’s wild spaces, this book is a passionate call for their conservation, a memoir that urges us all to feel the ground beneath our feet.

Tim Winton’s Land’s Edge: A Coastal Memoir, is also available.

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