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Back up to: The Essay
4/4 Saira Shah describes meeting those who strive for contentment while living on the edge.
3/4 Magazine editor Tom Hogkinson finds contentment in a hammock, strumming away on a ukulele.
2/4 Scottish novelist AL Kennedy finds herself bereft of contentment, but the search goes on.
1/4 Chris Stewart, sheep-farmer turned writer, with stories of people who gave up the rat race