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
I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
Congratulations to the whole Lit Fest team. I am glad it has been such a well-deserved success! The huge effort put into it is very clear to see, it is great when that is acknowledged and rewarded! We have been very happy to host the event -we are all very proud to be involved with the Lit Fest...
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.
I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).
Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.