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Alone on a remote mountaintop one dark night, a woman hears a mysterious voice.Propelled by the memory and after years of dreaming about it, Jini Reddy dares to delve into the 'wanderlands' of Britain, heading off in search of the magical in the landscape.A London journalist with multicultural roots and a perennial outsider, she determinedly sets off on this unorthodox path. Serendipity and her inner compass guide her around the country in pursuit of the Other and a connection to Britain's captivating natural world. Where might this lead? And if you know what it is to be Othered yourself, how might this colour your experiences? And what if, in invoking the spirit of the land, 'it' decides to make its presence felt?Whether following a 'cult' map to a hidden well that refuses to reveal itself, attempting to persuade a labyrinth to spill its secrets, embarking on a coast-to-coast pilgrimage or searching for a mystical land temple, Jini depicts a whimsical, natural Britain.

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Jini Reddy

Jini is the author of Wanderland (2020) , shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award for Travel Book of the Year, and for the Wainwright Prize. Her first book, Wild Times came out in 2016. It won the book prize at The British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, and was a finalist at the Travel Media Awards. She has also contributed to the anthology Women on Nature (2021) and Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons (2016) As a journalist, she has written widely for publications in the UK, including for The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times Style, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, the FT, National Geographic Traveller, National Geographic and TIME. Find her on Twitter as @Jini_Reddy or on Instagram as @jinireddy20

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