'Stunning . . . a love letter to nature' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love
'A soaring gift of a book' Owen Sheers
'Beautiful, moving . . . a daring, brave, poetic articulation of the transcendence of flight' Isabella Tree, author of Wilding
A book for anyone who has looked up and longed to take flight.
The day she flew in a glider for the first time, Rebecca Loncraine fell in love. Months of gruelling treatment for cancer meant she had lost touch with the world around her, but in that engineless plane, soaring 3,000 feet over the landscape of her childhood, with only the rising thermals to take her higher and the birds to lead the way, she felt ready to face life again.
And so Rebecca flew, travelling from her home in the Black Mountains of Wales to New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Nepalese Himalayas as she chased her new-found passion: her need to soar with the birds. She would push herself to the boundary of her own fear, and learn to live with joy and hope once more.
'A shimmering parting gift to those still earthbound' Guardian
'Courageous and inspiring' Sunday Express
'A celebration of wind and wings' Daily Telegraph