Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

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TOP 10

1. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) by Laurie Lee (Penguin, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) My love of slow travel began when I first read Lee's account of leaving home on foot at 18

2. Notes from Walnut Tree Farm (2008) by Roger Deakin (Penguin, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) Deakin's ideas are fragments of light that glint through the forest of knowledge he conveys about the natural world

3. The Domain of Arnheim (1847) by Edgar Allen Poe (BookSurge, 5.99 [pounds sterling]) Poe's tale of a traveller in a landscape perfected by the mind of an eccentric billionaire

4, Wild: An Elemental Journey (2007) by Jay Griffiths (Penguin, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) Griffiths is a traveller who understands that what we're really looking for is the chance to get lost

5. No Destination: An Autobiography (1978) by Satish Kumar (Green Books, 9.95[pounds sterling])

Ends with the realisation that everything in life improves if you give it your time

6. Journeys (2010) by Stefan Zweig (Hesperus Press, 8. …

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