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Wanderland

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781472951953
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 272
Publication Date: 6/1/2021
Size: 8.00" l x 5.00" w x 1.00"
Series: N/A

In pursuit of a connection to Britain's captivating natural world, Jini Reddy searches for the magic in our landscape.

A London journalist with multicultural roots and a perennial outsider, she determinedly sets off on an unorthodox path through the "wanderlands" of Britain. Serendipity and her inner compass guide her around the country: Where might this lead? And if you know what it is to be Othered yourself, how might this color your experiences? And what if, in invoking the spirit of the land, "it" decides to make its presence felt?

Whether following a "cult" map to a hidden well that refuses to reveal itself, attempting to persuade a labyrinth to spill its secrets, embarking on a coast-to-coast pilgrimage or searching for a mystical land temple, Jini depicts a whimsical, natural Britain. Along the way, she tracks down ephemeral wild art, encounters women who worship The Goddess, and falls deeper in love with her birth land. Throughout, she rejoices in the wildness we cannot see and celebrates the natural beauty we can, while offering glimpses of her Canadian childhood and her Indian parents' struggles in apartheid-era South Africa.

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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