While Wandering: A Walking Companion

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An anthology of literary walks—from Austen, Woolf, and Bronte to Colm Toibin, Bruce Chatwin, and Werner Herzog

This is the ultimate companion for readers and walkers looking to take inspiration from poems, novels, plays, and journals. Walking is a fundamental act, often taken for granted, yet through the centuries it has inspired a fascinating literature. This, the first comprehensive anthology on the subject, delves into why we walk and how we walk, the differences between the country hike and the city stroll, walking and wooing, walking into trouble and marching out. A mix of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and drama provides the reader with more than 200 booted authors. Xenophone and Baudelaire, Flora Thompson and Julian Barnes, Mark Twain and Roberto Calasso tramp the pages of this fascinating collection. Previously published with the title The Vintage Book of Walking.

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Duncan Minshull is a senior producer at BBC Radio. Robert MacFarlane is a travel writer whose books include The Old Ways and The Wild Places.

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"Splendid" Independent "Duncan Minshull's While Wandering: A Walking Companion, is a classic: an anthology of stories, poems and pieces by writers as diverse as Jane Austen and Colm Toibin, describing every kind of walking and the effects it has" A Little Bird "The very excellence of this rich anthology makes it self-destructive. Once you start reading it, you want to throw it down and go walking" -- Derwent May Times Literary Supplement

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