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God Is An Octopus: Loss, Love and a Calling to Nature

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Third of Brits would reintroduce wolves and lynxes to the UK, and a quarter want to bring back bears. I clung to every sentence like a limpet hoping that time would slow down so I could digest and remember every word.

The story follows Ben from the day of his daughter’s tragic accident and then through the following months. Struggling to comprehend the shocking death of his teenage daughter, Iris, Ben Goldsmith finds solace in nature by immersing himself in plans to rewild his Somerset farm. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Covid-19 is likely to be remembered as one of the most significant global crises since the second World War. He thinks about reincarnation, impermanence, the soul, but more than anything else he thinks about nature.To be clear, this is not a detailed account of that ecological undertaking, but rather a raw portrait of a man drowning in grief.

A very moving book … [It] tore at my heart, as it will yours, but it'll also make you feel better and more hopeful. Gavanndra Hodge * The Daily Telegraph * Simply the most powerful and profound words I’ve ever read on grief. Ben Goldsmith’s remarkable memoir begins with his daughter, Iris, swimming into the sea to place her hands on the carcass of a humpback whale, captured by whalers off the island of Bequia in the Caribbean.

There's a reason We Are Legion was named Audible's Best Science Fiction Book of 2016: Its irresistibly irreverent wit! Best-selling author Mark Manson brings his signature no-nonsense wisdom back to the subject he started his career covering: relationships.

Until we can imagine a future with a variety of new, sustainable avenues for people to engage with meaningfully nature, we are going to struggle to shift the dial. A room with a green view: the importance of nearby nature for mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. I got to meet them both, and I embarrassingly fan-girled as I told Isabella what an inspiration she had been.

In his exhaustion, Goldsmith surprises himself by jumping up and asking if Couldrey wants to go and see those newt ponds. It is also obvious that Ben comes from a background of immense privilege and finances are no object in his pursuit for truth and enlightenment. The fig tree is there, too, when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, when the teenagers vanish.

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