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Erent month to the one I was experiencing so the flowers were probably past it nowstill I got to have a play on the motorwayOne of the things about walking that I enjoy is how your mind wonders it s amazing how many issues at work I ve solved during my lunchtime walk on the common and that part of walking features heavily in this book Somerville s mind wanders again and again to his father about how distant he was when Somerville was a lad and how once he had retired they were able to bond over long distance walking it was a great homage to a father and at times ite heart breakingI
liked how this book was laid out a walk per month sually with how this book was laid out a walk per month sually with reason for walking in that area ie lambing season or particular birds arriving back in
THE UK THE WALK IS ONLY A SMALL PART UK The walk is only a small part the chapter so much history has been included and a lot of
NATURE CRAMMED IN TOO A FAVOURITEcrammed in too A favourite for me was when he did St Cuthbert s walk an area of Scotland I have been too a few times and he covered the bit of the route I have done it absolutely tipped it down for me at the same spot and it would be funny if we took shelter at the same placeThe writing is very good easily drawing in the reader and not getting boring at any point Somerville has written a lot of books so I ll have to check another one out soonBlog review This is a slow moving and lovely book I really enjoyed the author s description of his father and their relationship Wonderful. Love of walking his prodigious need to do it – and how and why I walk myself” The January Man is set over one calendar year as month by month region by region Christopher Somerville walks the routes that remind him of his father As he travels the country – from the River Severn to the Lake District the Norfolk Coast to the Isle of Foula off the west coast of Shetland – he describes the history wildlife landscapes and people he passes down back. Christopher Somerville walking correspondent of The Times newspaper documents his walks around the British Isles The book is structured into the twelve months of the year as described in the folk song The January Man and the chapters are linked by reminiscences of the time Somerville spent walking with his father a man who seemed very distant and forbidding during his
CHILDHOOD BUT WHO LATER BECAME A MUCH LOVED ANDbut who later became a much loved and companion for some of the walks he recaptures hereThis is a warm and gentle book ranging across different regions weather conditions landscapes and customs It is The Reunion Mission \ Tall Dark Defender uite straightforward andndemanding so I feel it may be less inspiring for those who read a lot in the nature writing genre However it is perfect for the occasional reader like myself who likes a generic sweep of Her Brooding Italian Surgeon unfamiliar parts of Britain taking in flora and fauna alongside manmade monuments and buildingsI also enjoyed Somerville s descriptions of his developing relationship with his father wise and loving without being overly sentimental and willing to recognise the mistakes and misunderstandings of youth Very enjoyable easy to read informative and inspiring I have thoroughly enjoyed this book about the joys of walking and there are so many little titbits of information that shall stick with me for ages particularly about badgers on the side of the roadI even went hunting for scurvy grassntil I realised that was featured in a diff. “In January 2006 a month or two after my father died I thought I saw him again – a momentary impression of an old man a little stooped setting off for a walk in his characteristic fawn corduroys and shabby The Venetians Mistress uilted jacket It was walking that first caused rifts betweens in my sulky teenage years and walking that brought s back together later on; and this ‘ghost’ of Dad has been walking at my elbow since his death as I have ruminated on his great.
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Experience Walking The Britishwalking the British across the seasons Full of Somerville is the walking correspondent for the Times This is much "THAN A COLLECTION OF RECOMMENDED ROUTES THE BOOK "a collection of recommended walking routes The book several shaping elements the folk song that lends the title which gives commentary both literal and symbolic on the seasons of the year and of life a circular tour of Britain wandering from Somerville s childhood home near Cheltenham all the way to the Shetland island of Foula and back to Somerset and his memories of walking holidays with his late father their means of being close even though his reserved father carefully hid his wartime memories and top secret work for the government Inevitably I liked some chapters Foula in June and December a walk The Soldiers Mission (Secret Agent Series, up Cley Hill to play the melodeon on Boxing Day and joining in a mummers play better than others but overall I think this gives a lovely sense of the British landscape and its countryside custom. Lanes and old paths in rain and fair weatherThis exuisitely written account of the British countryside both inspiress to don our boots and explore the 140000 miles of footpaths across the British Isles but also illustrates how on long distance walks we can come to an The Ranchers Surprise Marriage understanding of ourselves and our fellow walkers Over the hills and along they by ways Christopher Somerville finally finds the man behind his father’s modest buttonedp wartime facad.