While Wandering: A Walking Companion

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A collection of literary walks -- from Austen, Woolf & Bronte to Colm Toibin, Bruce Chatwin & Werner Herzog -- this is the ultimate companion for readers & walkers looking to take inspiration from poems, novels, plays & journals. "It is good to collect things, but better to go on walks." --Anatole France 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 over two hundred 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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‘A book to start your heart and feet beating for the road’

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With its stories of strolling, poems about pavement-pounding and wonderings on wandering, this is the indispensable collection for the flâneur and the rambler – and everyone in between.

Take a turn with Jane Austen, stride side by side with Colm Tóibín, let restless William Wordsworth lead you through brook and road before a detour with Stella Gibbons to the park.Whether mountaineering with Mark Twain or visiting Oxford Street with Julian Barnes – be sure to take this anthology with you on your ambulations.

With a new foreword by Robert Macfarlane.

Previously published with the title The Vintage Book of Walking

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"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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