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ninthace

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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: 09:26:53, 08/04/20 »
If you really want to get stuck in to something substantial to keep you going during lockdown, I recommend the collections of mountain travel books by HW Tilman and Eric Shipton - books that I keep returning to time and time again.
In a similar vein, and there is some walking content!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shackleton-Endurance-Conquer-Michael-Smith-ebook/dp/B07ZZHY4M5/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=shackleton&qid=1586334345&sr=8-8
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SteamyTea

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« Reply #16 on: 09:49:07, 08/04/20 »
Snowball Earth
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowball-Earth-Gabrielle-Walker/dp/0747568502


I have a Kindle and put BorrowBox on it.  Can get the local library eBooks now.


Think they have all the Bill Bryson.  I like both the film and the book of Walk in the Woods.
[Slight claim to fame, Bill Bryson took my advert, and cash, when he worked at the Bournemouth Evening Echo]
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Jac

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« Reply #17 on: 10:13:22, 08/04/20 »
The Salt Path - Raynor Winn

Her first book. The second due out at the end of this month
So many paths, so little time

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« Reply #18 on: 11:55:05, 08/04/20 »
I'm with Mel - The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

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« Reply #19 on: 11:55:20, 08/04/20 »
Jac even!

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« Reply #20 on: 12:17:08, 08/04/20 »
I enjoyed Wild by Cheryl Strayed about her walk on the Pacific Crest Trail. The book is much better than the film they made.


Keep meaning to read The Salt Path, will put it on the list.

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« Reply #21 on: 13:04:11, 08/04/20 »
The Salt Path - Raynor Winn

Her first book. The second due out at the end of this month
Living a mile from the SWCP, I have never heard anyone refer to it as 'The Path', ever.
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jimbob

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« Reply #22 on: 13:19:13, 08/04/20 »
Living a mile from the SWCP, I have never heard anyone refer to it as 'The Path', ever.
:D You have now ;D
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« Reply #23 on: 14:17:15, 08/04/20 »
The Great Divide : A Walk Through America along the Continental Divide
by Stephen Pern


Walking in the Watershed
by Dave Hewitt

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« Reply #24 on: 15:02:41, 08/04/20 »
Islandplodder  -  that is one of my all time favourite books. I've read lots of times
and its the book that changed my life! I decided to do the walk and have never regretted it. (I'm referring to Journey Through Britain by John Hillaby). His Journey Through Europe was good too but didn't much like his final book, Journey Through Love.
Currently reading House of Spies, factual account of the security services from WW1
onwards.


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« Reply #25 on: 19:18:01, 08/04/20 »
I read it when I was 21 and promised myself I would do the walk. Then there was work, family and kids and I didn't get round to it. I reread it about every 5 years, and am hoping I haven't left it too late.   I'll have to do it soon, I make plans when the winter weather traps me inside! Maybe start at the Lizard and take in Dunnet head.

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« Reply #26 on: 19:31:21, 08/04/20 »
Book Four The Southern Fells ~ A. Wainwright


The Book of The Bivvy - Ronald Turnbull


The Villain The Life of Don Whillans


I-spy Dinosaurs.

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« Reply #27 on: 19:50:49, 08/04/20 »
As I walked out one Midsummer's morning - Laurie Lee.  Read it for the first time as a teenager at school for English Lit, have had a copy all through my adult life and still one of my favourite reads.


I, too have read this book. My only gripe with Lee, his writing makes him comes across very much the wet lettuce, almost limp-wristed at times.  As a schoolboy, our English Lit teacher had us read Bukowski and Hemingway.



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« Reply #28 on: 09:26:58, 09/04/20 »
Finding this thread a tad frustrating. All these superb books to read - but unless I invest heavily in amazon no chance to read them at the moment as I've not delved into on line books(yet)
So many paths, so little time

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« Reply #29 on: 11:50:31, 09/04/20 »
Finding this thread a tad frustrating. All these superb books to read - but unless I invest heavily in amazon no chance to read them at the moment as I've not delved into on line books(yet)
Try the library.
You can get an amazing amount of books online for free.


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