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Author of the bestseller 'The Salt Path'

'Beautifully written and insightful.' - THREADS

Sir Michael Edward Palin, KCMG CBE FRGS, is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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

English actor, comedian and writer.

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

UK Poet Laureate 1999-2009 & President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

“Lungs of My Earth evokes particular places dear to the author, sweeping them into our imaginations with a rush of delighted language to create ‘a luminous map of the sacred’. Part field-​​work and part sky-​​dreaming, it is at once exact and exultant—a vibrant song to the earth and echo chamber of the earth’s own singing.” - LUNGS OF MY EARTH

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

Founder and director of Schumacher College and editor of Resurgence Magazine

"William Searle’s book, Lungs of My Earth, is an inspiring and heart-​​warming read. The author has been able to weave together a sense of the sacred with a sense of the place. Here in this book the love for the landscape meets the imagination of the intellect. The resulting prose is a beautiful narrative. It is a pilgrimage through life as well as through the land." - LUNGS OF MY EARTH

Author of 'Coming Back to Life' and 'World as Lover, World as Self'

“In a breathless torrent of vivid impressions–most strikingly those of touch and feel–William Henry Searle ignites our own senses, brings us to life. Those of us, like me, who glibly speak of the living Earth as our larger body, are jolted awake to a wilder, more awesome reality.” - LUNGS OF MY EARTH

Author of Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World and Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness

"William Henry Searle guides us through six particular land- scapes, richly described and wisely reflected upon. As we journey through forests, marshlands and wind-scoured mountains, we discover what modern humans are most starved for: an embodied connection with a numinous world. This lyrical and potent book deserves a permanent place in the bookshelves of anyone inter- ested in bridging the false divide between outer and inner nature, Earth and soul." - LUNGS OF MY EARTH

Author of The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

“Hauntingly beautiful. An intimate, lyrical, brave, unabashedly heartfelt account of what it feels like to be alive in the world, the pulsing, breathing, living world. In language reminiscent of Jean Giono and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Searle helps us feel (again) the immersive, porous, ecstatic character of our life in the com- pany of other living beings. A wonderful gift.” - LUNGS OF MY EARTH

Dr. Alan R. Drengson

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Studies, University of Victoria

"It is delightful to enjoy and savor the sensitivity, skill and talent found in Lungs of My Earth; It stands out as unique, mind stop- ping, deeply expressive and resonates with my feelings for being in the sacred nature of everyday life." - LUNGS OF MY EARTH

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