"Bailey has involuntarily spent over 20 years coping with restricted movement. This intimate account of her snail-like life challenges readers to seek calm in their own lives."
* Library Journal (US) * "This book is beautifully written and is an amazing story of how the human spirit can be so strong, even in the most adverse of circumstances. It is a wonderful illustration of the healing power of nature."
* Interaction - Action for M.E. * "Single-handedly, this easy-to-read, absorbing book shares with us one woman's suffering, the power of nature to soothe, and an awarness of the natural world that we may previously have overlooked."
* Ooffoo.com - 15 March 2011 * "This book is an ideal present, an anecdotal influence, a reminder of what it is to be alive, and most of all, a warm-hearted story of a real person who found her path with the help of one of nature's smallest creations."
* The Middle Way, Journal for the Buddhist Society - Feb 2011 * "A charming, delicate meditation on the meaning of life."
* Kirkus Review * "This slim, thoughtful book is a miniature masterpiece."
* The Independent * "With exquisite delicacy, Bailey doesn't mention the French enthusiasm for eating them with garlic butter. In fact, if the only time you think about snails is when you storm into the garden to wreak vengeance on them for ravaging your hostas, Bailey's beautifully written, brief memoir may change your views forever."
* Daily Mail * "Beautifull observed nature study of a creature most would dismiss as just a step from the slug - by an American author who has M.E. We're invited to draw the obvious parallels and she pulls it off, elegantly."
* ME Association Magazine - WInter 2010 * "If evidence was needed of the healing and uplifting power of nature, then Elisabeth Tova Bailey's passionate, heart warming and illuminating writing offers real proof."
* Devon Wildlife Trust Network News - November 2010 * "This charming little book tells us to slow down, take note and learn from all that's around us."
* New Books Magazine - Jan/Feb 2011 * "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is an affirmation of the healing power of nature, revealing much of the world we miss in our busy daily lives, and how truly magical it is."
* Country Smallholding * "If evidence were needed of the healing and enriching power of the natural world, Elisabeth Bailey's passionate, heart-warming and illuminating little book is definitive proof."
* Resurgence - Jan/Feb 2011 * "Bailey's book is like a snail's shell, with an inexpectedly touching friendship lying at its centre. Spiralling outwards are meditations on time, purpose and purposelessness, evolution and human survival."
* The Oxonian Review * "This book offers a very different perspective (of life) and is beautifully written and meticulously researched."
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