A Book Of Silence

A Book Of Silence

In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing and then adulthood as vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living in the country. She fell in love with the silence, and in this profound, frank memoir she describes how she explored thi...

Title:A Book Of Silence
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781847080424
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    A Book Of Silence Reviews

  • Charlotte

    A Book of SilenceSara Maitland (2008)At first, I found myself totally immersed in this book – the need for silence, the difficulty in finding it, searching for it, gardening, reading, walking… the...

  • John

    A remarkable, intensely interesting and very readable book. Sarah Maitland writes exquisitely.Her subject is Silence and her quest for it in the 21st century. We follow her journeyings and soak up her...

  • Fiona

    For most of the time, I was thoroughly immersed in this book and craved the peace SM was finding. I found it a very peaceful book and could relate to much of the way she feels about the modern world. ...

  • Ben Dutton

    Sara Maitland’s work has often been infused with a sense of faith, and a fascination with myth and religion. It seems only fitting that with these interests would come a need to explore ways of livi...

  • Paul

    My name is Sara Maitland. I went to boarding school. Then I went to Oxford. I went to Oxford with Bill Clinton. And then one day, Bill (The President of The United States) Clinton said to me, "will yo...

  • Philippe

    Sara Maitland's book is an earnest and deep exploration of the nature and cultural significance of silence. By means of a series of real life experiments the author also tries to find out what it take...

  • Kumkum

    This is an unusual book: it's style reminds me of the way books used to be, before we in America began to value the personal voice. Sarah Maitland writes a very personal book, but in a way that an aca...

  • Rene

    Wonderful read. It kept me highly interested from start to finish and I kept having to constrain myself to not read the next sentence before the one I was reading was properly understood. I love the k...

  • Elizabeth

    The idea for this book is excellent. Our world is becoming noisier and noisier, with less and less time for the contemplation and reflection that silence brings. I greatly enjoyed learning bits and pi...

  • Moira McPartlin

    This is a very unusual book. I was worried in the first few chapters, the writer seems to be privileged and intellectual. I found her attitude and tone objectionable but the subject matter fascinating...