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is the author of numerous books, including Wild: An Elemental Journey (2006), A Love Letter from a Stray Moon (2011) and Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape (2013).
Forests of the mind
What is the greatest human gift? It is metaphor, carrying a cargo of meaning across the oceans that divide us
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