A funny and heart-felt memoir from the acclaimed campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday, who has spent his life travelling.
This erudite and charming book contains a multitude of stories, travellers' tales, and adventures from the front line of publishing as well as ruminations on places and experiences.
'The richer our imaginations, the richer our travel experience. We British do things one way and the Spaniards another; there are unlimited ways of doing everthing. Kindness is found in unexpected places, as is eccentricity. Eccentrics are an endangered species and need as much protection as does the house sparrow.'
Travelling Light is a gradual awakening to the fragility of everything we love through contemplative slow journeying. Every visit uncovers difference. Alastair Sawday gives voice to those who have climbed no mountains, discovered no rivers, changed very little, but who yearn to understand the world and its infinite variety.
Wednesday 18th October 11.00am
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