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  • Published: 21 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473564442
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Threads




A lyrical journey through life, love and nature.

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'Touching and on occasion profoundly moving ... The connections and affinities that fill this book enliven, enlighten and delight.' STEPHEN FRY

'Beautifully written and insightful.' RAYNOR WINN

'Searle creates a powerful sense of place. You can sniff the air and touch the trees.' MICHAEL PALIN

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A lyrical journey through life, love and natureWeaving together personal stories, Threads deals with the meanings of intimacy, vulnerability and our affinities with people and places, both wild and tame. It is a deep exploration of the encounters that lend quiet networks of grace to our busy lives.

William Henry Searle casts an eye back to episodes spent in close and tender relationships with members of his family, childhood friends, animals and loved ones, in places that range from his father’s scrap metal yards, to the jungles of Borneo, an Oregon river and the Swiss Alps.

In thoughtful, elegant prose, Searle celebrates the quiet conversations that nourish us, and the everyday patterns of connection that give meaning to our human existence.

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'An exceptionally rich celebration of the natural world, by turns rapturous and melancholy, and often – in strikingly original ways – both at the same time.' SIR ANDREW MOTION

  • Published: 21 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473564442
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the author

William Henry Searle

William Henry Searle, PhD, is a poet and writer whose work draws on personal lived experience, seeking to interweave the natural world with the human. He holds a doctorate in creative writing and environmental philosophy, for which he was awarded a three-year studentship to study at the Royal Holloway University of London. His first book, Lungs of my Earth, was published in the USA in 2015 by Hiraeth Press. He divides his time between Snowdonia and the New Forest, exploring, writing and wood carving.

Praise for Threads

Touching and on occasion profoundly moving ... The connections and affinities that fill this book enliven, enlighten and delight.

Stephen Fry

An exceptionally rich celebration of the natural world, by turns rapturous and melancholy, and often – in strikingly original ways – both at the same time.

Sir Andrew Motion

Beautifully written and insightful.

Raynor Winn

Searle creates a powerful sense of place. You can sniff the air and touch the trees.

Michael Palin

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