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Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed


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Catrina Davies was born in Snowdonia and grew up around Land's End, Cornwall. She has worked as a DJ, gardener, circus cellist, cleaner, TEFL teacher, dog walker, flower-picker, builder and waitress. She has also released two records. Her first book The Ribbons are for Fearlessness is a memoir about busking from Norway to Portugal. Homesick is her second book.


You will marvel at the beauty of this book, and rage at the injustice it reveals. - George MonbiotAn incredibly moving book. To find peace and a sense of home between the sea and the stars after a life so profoundly affected by the housing crisis, is truly inspirational. - Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt PathPoignant, honest and very timely - a report from the edges of a fraying culture. - Paul Kingsnorth, author of BeastThis book is star witness for a generation whose lives have been so injured by the housing crisis. It is funny and furious, tender and true. - Jay Griffiths, prize-winning author of WildA memoir full of heart and soul. Passionate and perceptive, Davies writes with great insight about the past, her childhood, her relationship with the sea and the land. Homesick is a moving, thoughtful and joyful book. - James Macdonald Lockhart, prize-winning author of RaptorA marvel, a tonic of wildness - Homesick is a gently powerful and deeply beautiful read - Hugh Warwick, author of Linescapes

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