The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
Publish date: September 24th 2013
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Natural History
A book unlike any modern genre but also deeply rooted in the tradition of travellers that use their travel in the exterior world as a way to talk about the interior life.To be taken at a slow walking pace. When you have plenty of time for contemplation. The audio version is read in an agreeable, dee...
The 4 stars are for what this book ought to have been rather than what it was. Chapter 8 ('Gneiss') was irrelevant and somewhat offensive. 'Abroad', while interesting, belonged in a different book. I read it last. The author's voice is at its most authentic and most lacking in artifice in the ch...