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Nest : A memoir of home on the move

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"After years of life-changing transition, how could I know what normal looked like any more?"

When Catriona Turner seized the opportunity to leave Scotland for a three-year stay in southern France with her fiance, she had no idea that over a decade later, she would have moved on from the Pyrenean foothills to the bustling urban hills of Kampala, the dusty Atlantic beaches of Congo, and the flat suburbs of Denmark.

But adventure came at a price. Away from her career, raising children between international moves, Catriona lost her sense of direction. Alongside amazing travel, enriching new friendships, and unimagined opportunities, came family separation, an emergency birth, a political lockdown, and endless culture shock.

Lost in mental health struggles, she became a foreigner in her own home, and fumbled for a sense of purpose. But life on the move meant she had to confront her core belief about what it means to be home. And just when Catriona thought she had it all figured out, along came a global pandemic.

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Word Bothy Press
173936080X / 9781739360801
Paperback / softback
256 pages
140 x 216 mm, 327 grams
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